Boyhood

There has never been another movie like Boyhood, from director Richard Linklater. An event film of the utmost modesty, it was shot over the course of twelve years in the director’s native Texas and charts the physical and emotional changes experienced by a child named Mason (Ellar Coltrane), his divorced parents (Patricia Arquette, who won an Oscar for her performance, and Ethan Hawke), and his older sister (Lorelei Linklater). Alighting not on milestones but on the small, in-between moments that make up lives, Linklater fashions a flawlessly acted, often funny portrait that flows effortlessly from one year to the next. Allowing us to watch people age on film with documentary realism while gripping us in a fictional narrative of exquisite everydayness, Boyhood has a power that only the art of cinema could harness.

Film Info

Special Features

DIRECTOR-APPROVED EDITION:

  • New 2K digital transfer, supervised by director Richard Linklater, with 5.1 surround DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack on the Blu-ray
  • New audio commentary featuring Linklater and nine members of the film’s cast and crew
  • New documentary chronicling the film’s production, featuring footage shot over the course of its twelve years
  • New discussion featuring Linklater and actors Patricia Arquette and Ellar Coltrane, moderated by producer John Pierson
  • New conversation between Coltrane and actor Ethan Hawke
  • New video essay by critic Michael Koresky about time in Linklater’s films, narrated by Coltrane
  • Collection of portraits of the cast and crew by photographer Matt Lankes, narrated with personal thoughts from Linklater, Arquette, Hawke, Coltrane, and producer Cathleen Sutherland
  • PLUS: An essay by novelist Jonathan Lethem
    New cover by F. Ron Miller

Purchase Options

Special Features

DIRECTOR-APPROVED EDITION:

  • New 2K digital transfer, supervised by director Richard Linklater, with 5.1 surround DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack on the Blu-ray
  • New audio commentary featuring Linklater and nine members of the film’s cast and crew
  • New documentary chronicling the film’s production, featuring footage shot over the course of its twelve years
  • New discussion featuring Linklater and actors Patricia Arquette and Ellar Coltrane, moderated by producer John Pierson
  • New conversation between Coltrane and actor Ethan Hawke
  • New video essay by critic Michael Koresky about time in Linklater’s films, narrated by Coltrane
  • Collection of portraits of the cast and crew by photographer Matt Lankes, narrated with personal thoughts from Linklater, Arquette, Hawke, Coltrane, and producer Cathleen Sutherland
  • PLUS: An essay by novelist Jonathan Lethem
    New cover by F. Ron Miller
Boyhood
Cast
Patricia Arquette
Mom
Ellar Coltrane
Mason
Lorelei Linklater
Samantha
Ethan Hawke
Dad
Elijah Smith
Tommy
Steven Prince
Ted
Bonnie Cross
Teacher
Sidney Orta
Elementary school girl
Libby Villari
Grandma
Marco Perella
Professor Bill Welbrock
Jamie Howard
Mindy
Andrew Villarreal
Randy
Shane Graham
Neighborhood friend 1
Tess Allen
Neighborhood friend 2
Ryan Power
Paul
Sharee Fowler
Book trivia judge
Mark Finn
Book release emcee
Charlie Sexton
Jimmy
Byron Jenkins
Barber
Holly Moore
Mason’s fourth-grade teacher
David Blackwell
Liquor store clerk
Barbara Chisholm
Carol
Matthew Martinez-Arndt
Lee
Cassidy Johnson
Abby
Cambell Westmoreland
Kenny
Jennifer Griffin
Mrs. Darby
Garry Peters
“No Obama” man
Merrilee McCommas
Obama mama
Tamara Jolaine
Tammy
Jordan Howard
Tony
Andrew Bunten
Bully 1
Tyler Strother
Bully 2
Evie Thompson
Jill
Brad Hawkins
Jim
Savannah Welch
College girl singer
Mika Odom
Gabi
Sinjin Venegas
Chase
Nick Krause
Charlie
Derek Chase
Charlie’s friend
Angela Rawna
Professor Douglas
Megan Devine
Make-out girl
Jenni Tooley
Annie
Landon Collier
Cooper
Roland Ruiz
Enrique
Richard Jones
Grandpa Cliff
Karen Jones
Nana
Gordon Friday
Pastor
Tom McTigue
Mr. Turlington
Sam Dillon
Nick
Martel Summers
Beer pong guy
David Clark
High school band singer
Zoe Graham
Sheena
Jesse Tilton
April
Richard Robichaux
Mason’s boss
Will Harris
Sam’s college boyfriend
Indica Shaw
Hooper
Bruce Salmon
Guitar player
Wayne Sutton
Beatbox
Joe Sundell
Band member 1
Sean Tracey
Band member 2
Ben Hodges
Band member 3
Daniel Zeh
Band member 4
Chris Doubek
Guy in diner
Andrea Chen
Sam’s roommate
Mona Lee
High school teacher
Bill Wise
Uncle Steve
Alina Linklater
Twin cousin 1
Charlotte Linklater
Twin cousin 2
Genevieve Kinney
Woman at party
Elijah Ford
Jimmy’s bandmate 1
Kyle Crusham
Jimmy’s bandmate 2
Conrad Choucroun
Jimmy’s bandmate 3
Maximillian McNamara
Dalton
Taylor Weaver
Barb
Jessi Mechler
Nicole
Credits
Director
Richard Linklater
Written by
Richard Linklater
Produced by
Richard Linklater
Produced by
Cathleen Sutherland
Producers
Jonathan Sehring
Producers
John Sloss
Coproducers
Sandra Adair
Coproducers
Vince Palmo Jr.
Coproducers
Kirsten McMurray
Directors of photography
Lee Daniel
Directors of photography
Shane Kelly
Edited by
Sandra Adair
Production designer
Rodney Becker
Costume designer
Kari Perkins
Music supervisors
Randall Poster
Music supervisors
Meghan Currier
Casting by
Beth Sepko

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