“I’m kind of thinking it’s the other way around, you know, like the moment seizes us.”

Finally watched Boyhood (imdb | rotten tomatoes) last night, and it was…it was really something. It started slowly, and at first it was difficult to imagine sitting through nearly three hours of this. By the end, though, I was wishing I could watch more*. The most jarring thing was when I went to Letterboxd immediately after watching the film to log it, and saw the poster of the little boy we’d just watched grow up.

What an epic undertaking for Linklater, and for all the actors. All the accolades are well deserved. Everyone should watch this film. Everyone.

* I’m already hoping that we’ll get to watch Manhood in twelve years. Maybe Fatherhood twelve years after that. ‘Cause, you know, the 9-year cycle between the Before SunriseBefore SunsetBefore Midnight films wasn’t ambitious enough.

.:.

Cover photo by Global Panorama, used under Creative Commons license

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