Me and Princess Pennie and Wizzo and Mia and Jeffrey went to see this movie, Boyhood. I went because I was intrigued by an interview with the director, Richard Linklater, who said that he wanted to see if he could break every rule of moviemaking and get away with it: No narrative arc, no character arc, no conflict and resolution, no crisis, no action. Bottom Line: not only did he do it, he succeeded magnificently. The movie starts a little slow – as does Stand Up Guys – but both of these movies come together and excel after you get to know the characters. Four Paws Up for both of them. And like Stand Up Guys, Boyhood was written and produced for an insightful, intelligent viewer. If you like movies where they blow up lots of helicopters, do NOT go see either of these movies. But if your IQ is bigger than your shoe size, I’m pretty sure you’ll like both of them a lot. You weren’t offended by that shoe size comment, were you? Good. I didn’t think so.
…break every rule of moviemaking… Here’s that interview I mentioned. The real meat of it is from 2:55 to 4:05. Critics have given it 99 rotten tomatoes! I’ve never heard of a movie scoring that high. The public has given it 92 rotten tomatoes. You really should see it. The final scene is PERFECT. Word.