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Old Yesterday, 08:15 PM   #57241
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I'm going to go vomit now.
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Old Yesterday, 10:02 PM   #57242
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Old Today, 10:07 AM   #57243
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just watched these two. boyhood is a masterpiece.

watching this one now, but seen it before.
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Old Today, 12:50 PM   #57244
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I personally find Boyhood to be completely and totally overrated.
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Old Today, 01:44 PM   #57245
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what criteria do you use to judge a film?
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Old Today, 03:12 PM   #57246
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Well personally I have nothing wrong if a movie runs long while remaining captivating. However, during the course of Boyhood's 2 hour+ run, I felt bored and completely uninterested in what was happening.

The concept behind it (literally filming the cast as they grow up) is enough to rope people in and convince them they're in for the film of the ages. But nothing really happens with any sort of coherency. Mason is raised by the typical strong single mom (admittedly performed well, albeit being in a stereotypical role) and just have events happen to him.

He gets in to photography. He gets a job. He dates someone. He drinks and does drugs. He is antisocial. He has a bunch of anti-21st-century ideology. Why does this happen? No clue. It just happens. Not to mention his acting is incredibly wooden and uninspiring, lacking any good character, personality, or delivery. His sister, hardly seen at all, is also a stereotypical younger sister role.

Don't even get me started on the ending. It was abysmal. It left an already dull film with little to no resolution somehow tack on even LESS resolution.

A lot of people are thrilled with it, but there are others like me who simply don't understand. To each their own.
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Old Today, 03:23 PM   #57247
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He gets in to photography. He gets a job. He dates someone. He drinks and does drugs. He is antisocial. He has a bunch of anti-21st-century ideology. Why does this happen? No clue. It just happens.
kind of the point dude
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