Watch Boyhood online, dubbed as the most acclaimed film of 21st Century, and experience the outstanding cinematography first-hand by watching a personâ€™s life unfold through twelve years of dedication in filming. This ground breaking coming-of-age independent film follows the life of six-year old Mason Evans Jr. as he goes through the pitfalls and challenges of growing up until the time he entered early adulthood.
The film features realistic portrayal of the drawbacks and complexity of Mason and his familyâ€™s life, beginning in the year 2002, when the now-divorced Olivia and Mason is introduced as an ex-couple who initially married when they found out that they were having a child. Mason and Samanthaâ€™s mother Olivia has the custody of both children while the court allows weekend visits with their father Mason Sr.
In between the weekend trips with their father and weekday stays with their mother, Mason Jr. and Samantha goes through adventures and experiences in which they gain insight and understand realities in life, starting with the fact that their parents are never getting back together. As years go on, Mason relationship with his family also gets complicated. Both of his parentâ€™s remarried later. And while his father found success in his second relationship, his mother did not.
The familiar feeling of reaching adolescence also starts to unfold. As the teenage Mason now started to experiment with drugs, he also started to explore and discover harsh reality in life that he can never be able to change.
The film then ends when Mason eventually left for college, now leaving his childhood and family behind to begin another chapter in his life.