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BoyhoodThere is so much hype around Boyhood that I couldn’t wait to see it.  Now that I’ve seen it, I honestly don’t know what all hype is about.  Boyhood is a nostalgic look at Richard Linklater’s childhood between the ages of 5 and 18.  Richard is also the writer, director and producer of  Boyhood.  Personally, I found it a little slow and a little boring.  Boyhood’s claim to fame is that it was filmed over a period of 12 years.  This means the characters, no matter what age, are the same actors/actresses the movie started out with.  Basically, I don’t feel Boyhood offers anything earth shattering that would make me happy about spending 12+ bucks to see it.  I also think the movie is too long (2 hours, 44 minutes) for this type of flat, coming of age story.  The film begins in  2002, Texas and is about Samantha…

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