I had to squeeze into the very front row to see this at BAM last night. as the trailers run, i’m grumbling “how am i gonna get through 2 hrs 45 min of a stiff neck craned upwards?”
2 hrs 45 min later, I am hoping that this movie never ends.
And somehow, I am ready to watch it all over again immediately.
As Manohla Dargis so beautifully (and accurately) writes in the NY Times:
“In ‘Boyhood,’ Mr. Linklater’s masterpiece, he both captures moments in time and relinquishes them as he moves from year to year. He isn’t fighting time but embracing it in all its glorious and agonizingly fleeting beauty.”