One of the most remarkable moviegoing experiences I’ve ever had.
Friday, 18 July 2014
Ellar Coltrane, Patricia Arquette, Ethan Hawke
mazie said on Wednesday, September 10, 2014 7:58:46 AM
small movies such as these go unnoticed in my little town, but somehow it made it here...and I, for one, am glad it did. it's like watching him grow and struggle to understand who we are and what might be as we enter into our futures. the director doesn't sugar coat anything and the ensemble -- faults and all -- bring together what movies lack nowadays: a lasting impression that sticks with you after the credits are over. the best movie not just for the year, but the decade and beyond.
Len said on Saturday, August 23, 2014 5:35:57 PM
I continue to be touched by this movie. Just out of the blue I will have intense feelings about it. I have never felt this way after seeing a movie, and I have seen a ton! A friend of mine saw it and didn't come away that impressed. I just now read your review, and feel comforted that my impressions are not off base.
DCWhatthe said on Monday, August 18, 2014 10:59:36 AM
Wow. Holy s# How many movies are this long, but you feel like the story is incomplete, that you want more?
It has elements of Reality TV, without the narcissism. Plays something like a documentary, but with an absorbing narrative and characters you care about. Real characters, real challenges of growing up, with actors who were able to pull it off.
It truly doesn't get better than this, at least so far. My favorite movie of the year, as of August.
FictionIsntReal said on Friday, July 18, 2014 6:38:53 PM
Linklater's daughter supposedly did get tired of appearing in her dad's movie.