Boyhood | 2014

Directed by: Richard Linklater

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Main Plot

The life of Mason, from early childhood to his arrival at college.


  • Ellar Coltrane's character, Mason, serves as the protagonist and we witness his life journey from childhood to adulthood.
  • Patricia Arquette's character in Boyhood plays the role of a loving mother and primary caregiver to the main character.
  • Ethan Hawke's character, Mason Sr., is the father of the protagonist and plays a significant role in his upbringing.

Ending Explained

The film concludes with Mason, now a young adult, embarking on his journey to college. He says goodbye to his family and drives off into the unknown. The final shot shows him looking out at the vast horizon, symbolizing the endless possibilities and uncertainties of life. Boyhood captures the essence of growing up and reminds us that life is a continuous journey of self-discovery and change.

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Richard Linklater Ellar Coltrane Patricia Arquette Ethan Hawke