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Boyhood Review

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“Everyone’s always saying seize the moment. I don’t know, I’m kind of thinking it’s the other way around, like the moment seizes us.”

I don’t want to grant that little line of stoner philosophy dialogue towards the end of Boyhood more poignancy than it’s worth, but it could just be the key to comprehending this movie. Although, more likely a better key phrase comes slightly earlier – “I just thought there’d be more.”

This might sound like the beginning of a bad review. It’s not. I actually loved Boyhood. But make no mistake – this is a boring movie. Long, slow-paced, mundane, light on comedy, light on dramatic moments, lacking a single narrative throughline. And that’s exactly the point. It’s the best boring movie I’ve ever seen. 

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