'Boyhood' Trailer: This May Be One of the Most Ambitious Movies You'll Ever See

'Boyhood' Trailer: This May Be One of the Most Ambitious Movies You'll Ever See

Apr 25, 2014

The first trailer for Richard Linklater's Boyhood just dropped, and now's your chance to catch a glimpse of the movie so many critics have been gushing over ever since it first premiered back at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival in January. The selling point on Boyhood is that it's this once-in-a-lifetime kinda movie that was shot over the course of 12 years so that the characters could all age naturally and evolve with the story. Not only is it an incredible thing to watch unfold, but the story itself--a time-capsule full of songs, gadgets and memories of a time gone by--is poignant and gut-wrenching in ways you've probably never experienced because no one's ever really attempted something like this before.

Check out the trailer below.

From my Sundance review: "Arguably one of the most ambitious films you'll ever see, Richard Linklater's Boyhood tracks the life of one family over the course of 12 years, with the Dazed and Confused filmmaker choosing to actually shoot the movie over a 12-year span. What we're left with is this incredibly immersive tone poem about growing up and moving on, and the moments that define us at all the stages of our lives. Linklater moves seamlessly from year to year, moment to moment, using only the slight changes in appearance and culture to cue us on how much time has passed since the last scene, and by the end you'll feel like this massive time capsule was just injected into your soul."

Boyhood stars Ethan Hawke, Patricia Arquette, Ellar Coltrane and Lorelai Linklater, and it hits theaters on July 11. 

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