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Jan 27 2014

We Can't Wait #9: Boyhood

[Editor's Note: We Can't Wait is a Team Experience series,in which we highlight our top 14 most anticipated films of 2014.Here'sTim BraytononBoyhood.]

Boyhood
Richard Linklater's 12-years-in-production epic follows one child from age 7 to 18,as he and his parents grow up in front of our eyes.There's no readily apparent plot details beyond that --  unless you're reading spoilers from Sundance reviews -- but I'm hoping for robot vampires.

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Director-producer-conceiver Linklater is joined by his ever-ready partner in long-form narrative,Ethan Hawke,as well as Patricia Arquette.Ellar Coltrane,in the longest-gestating breakthrough performance of all time,stars as the boy himself.

Why We Can't Wait
The excellence of the every-nine-years entries in theBefore…series have proven beyond a shadow of a doubt that Linklater has a unique gift for telling stories about the way that people's lives,outlooks,and even personalities mature and evolve as the years go by.And if anything,the hook behind his newly-completed project is even more exciting: watching a child experience all the confusions and difficulties of adolescence in something like real time,the actor living through the same process of maturation as his character.To do justice to that kind of deeply human-scaled content would take a uniquely great director of actors and children,and luckily,in Linklater we have one of the best: his 2003School of Rockfeatures some of the very finest child acting in recent memory.

Richard LInklater and the cast of Boyhood at Sundance

And if there was any doubt that the one-of-a-kind project was worth paying attention to,the absurdly glowing reviews out of Sundance would seal it.The "dissenting"views from the general chorus of raptures tend to be along the lines of "this unbelievably ambitious and sprawling and exciting project has some rough patches in the plot and a few scenes that don't land".It would be worthy getting excited for what sounds like the most singular,game-changing film of the year based on the buzz alone,but for those of us who've been patiently following along with the film's production sinceBefore Sunrisewas a standalone,the great reviews are merely the capstone to a generation's worth of anticipation.

But We Do Have To Wait
Well,not everybody –Nathaniel caught it at Sundance.The rest of us will have to wait until confirmed distributor IFC picks a release date;May worked well for Linklater and Hawke'sBefore Midnightlast year,and rumors are that the same timeframe is likely for this one.

Previously: #10Big Eyes| #11The Last 5 Years| #12Gone Girl| #13Can a Song Save Your Life|  #14Veronica Mars|Introduction

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Reader Comments (5)

I'm guessing,based on the way this list is going,that Guardians of the Galaxy is unlikely.

January 27,2014 | Unregistered CommenterVolvagia

Between Slacker,Dazed and Confused,and the wonderful Before trilogy,Linklater has become a master of the plot-free observational narrative.This really sounds like the crowning achievement,done in a way no other film ever has.Its my #1 for the year,most definitely.

January 27,2014 | Unregistered CommenterJohnny

I need this in my life yesterday.I can't wait!

January 27,2014 | Unregistered CommenterRyan T.

I TOTALLY can't wait.

January 28,2014 | Unregistered CommenterDeborah Lipp

THAT is pretty awesome.I'm simply in awe of all this filmmaker can do,and can't wait.

January 29,2014 | Unregistered CommenterJoel V

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