Monday, November 17, 2014

12 years of boyhood

I think Katy was the first person to post something about Richard Linklater's latest movie, Boyhood. Shortly thereafter Jaime mentioned it to me. Then I got an email from my dad recommending my brothers and I go. So it had been on my radar for weeks, but going to the movies can seem like such a chore. But, once Sarah texted me, "go see it now." I made a decision to make it happen that week.

The movie follows the real life ageing of a boy. It starts when he is six, and films him at the same time every year until he is 18. Every year. You watch him grow up. That's the premise. He grows up in front of your eyes.

It's just such a cool movie.

And, like everything else I've seen from Linklater... it makes me contemplate my existence.

I still haven't seen Before Midnight, but Sunrise & Sunset are two of my favorites
One year seems like such an insignificant amount of time. But each year makes up everything.

I keep feeling like my time in Chicago is just filler. And then I think... filler for what?

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