I thought I would talk more in detail about that “Boyhood” movie but this time I would include spoilers so if you haven’t seen the film yet, don’t read this post.
What I liked about the movie “Boyhood” was that a lot of that film reminded me of my own childhood.
Yeah, as I was growing up as a kid myself I experienced a lot of that stuff that kid went through in that movie. Yeah, I was bullied and picked on at school as I was growing up. I learned swear words at an early age like most kids and I also experimented with underage drinking (had my first drink at 18 actually) & tried smoking weed some. I also partied and hung out with kids who I shouldn’t have. I also experimented with looking at porn and nudie magazines at an early age too.
A lot of that stuff reminded me of my past as I’m sure a lot of that stuff in the film will remind you of your past as well. That’s one thing that I respected of the film was that it was based on a real life thing.
What I didn’t like about the film was that the writing had way too many problems. I expected the writing to be better than that. I thought a lot of the dialogue in the film were kind of cheesy and lame. The acting by most of the cast wasn’t the greatest either.
I also didn’t like how every time Mason’s mother (who is played by the talented, Patricia Arquette) got herself a new man, her new man turned out to be a short tempered drunk which we saw that throughout the entire film and that became repetitive and boring to me. I was kind of turned off by that and was like, come on… can you give this woman a break and make her happy for a change? Come up with something new instead of attaching her to a short tempered drunk. We’ve seen that too many times in many other drama films anyways. *sigh*
This movie is just forgettable, ya know? You know how when “Titanic” with Leo Dicaprio first came out, everyone praised the hell out of that and now that film is the most hated film ever? The same will happen to this movie, “Boyhood”.
I just felt that the writing of “Boyhood” was a total mess. It needed to be more intense and more dramatic. I didn’t see any of that. I liked the film, it was “okay”… it just could have been better. I don’t think it deserves “Best Picture”.
No wonder liberals dig this movie so much ’cause the Evans family in this movie were die-hard liberals who happened to be big Obama supporters. Now it makes you wonder why Obama himself loved the film. I’m not knocking the film ’cause it promoted “liberalism”, I’m only knocking it ’cause of the writing. The story had some plot holes for sure.
I think Patricia Arquette helped make the movie watchable ’cause her acting in the film was phenomenal but everyone else? Meh. Even Ethan Hawke was boring.
I’m glad I waited for rental on this one.