Boyhood ★★★½

I wasn't nearly as enamored with Boyhood as I was when I first watched it. While I can definitely respect the fact that its creation was a remarkable achievement (as is the fact that it manages to flow so well), its relatively plain subject matter and story wasn't as meaningful this time around. There was plenty of earnest emotional beats, and things I could relate to, but despite its long filming process it started to feel a little generic. Not to mention the occasional cartoonish supporting character and the fact that Lorelei Linklater REALLY let her acting skills go as she got older. There's a lot to like about Boyhood, but I can't help but feel a little disappointed with how it played on rewatch.

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