BoyhoodDVD - 2015
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MelSJCPL Mar 07, 2015
Extraordinary production of an ordinary coming-of-age tale.
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(On road trip:)
Mason: That's the thing, though, I'm not doing it for attention. I just wanna try and not live my life through a screen. I want some kind of actual interaction. A real person, not just the profile they put up.
Sheena: I'm sorry. Were you saying something?
Mason: Yeah, okay, I know you're joking. But, I mean, it's kind of true. You have been, you know, checking your phone this whole time, so, what're you really doing? You don't care what your friends are up to on a Saturday afternoon, but you're also obviously not fully experiencing my profound bitching. So, yeah, it's like everyone's just stuck in like an in-between state, not really experiencing anything.
Sheena: It's not an experience, information it's just information.
A pair of stoned college kids:
Girl: You know how everyone's always saying, "Seize the moment"? I don't know, I'm kinda thinking it's the other way around. You know, like, the moment seizes us.
Mason: Yeah. Yeah, I know. It's constant.
Girl: The moment, it's just...It's like it's always right now, you know?
Dad's advice to Son:
Dad: Here's the truth. Women
are never satisfied, okay? They're always looking to potentially trade up, and that's, I'm sorry to say, what I think has happened to you, my fine-feathered friend.
Son: What does that even mean?
Dad: It means don't hand over the controls to your self-esteem to Sheila ... It means you are responsible for you, not your girlfriend, not your mom, not me, you. And if you truly take care of you, you will be amazed at how much girls like Sheena start lining up at your front door.
SPOILER ALERT -- Mom was about to be an empty nester:
Mom: You know what I'm realising? My life is just going to go. Like that. This series of milestones. Getting married. Having kids. Getting divorced. The time that we thought you were dyslexic. When I taught you how to ride a bike. Getting divorced... again. Getting my masters degree. Finally getting the job I wanted. Sending Samantha off to college. Sending you off to college. You know what's next? Huh? It's my fucking funeral! Just go, and leave my picture!
'Dad? There's no, like, real magic in the world, right?"
"What do you mean?"
"You know, like elves and stuff. People just made that up."
"Oh, I don't know. I mean, what makes you think that elves are any more magical than something like a whale? You know what I mean? What if I told you a story about how underneath the ocean, there was this giant sea mammal that used sonar and sang songs and it was so big that its heart was the size of a car and you could crawl through the arteries? I mean, you'd think that was pretty magical, right?"
"Yeah. But, like, right this second, there's, like, no elves in the world, right?"
"No. Technically, no elves."
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