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From ‘Boyhood’ to man

Mason (played by Ellar Coltrane) grows up from a little boy into a nearly grown young man, living with his mom and sister in a series of Texas towns, solidifying his relationship with an unsteady father, struggling through schools and stepparents and girlfriends and himself until, in the final scenes of “Boyhood” (R, Paramount), he starts college. In the hands of writer-director Richard Linklater, “Boyhood” turns from a classic coming-of-age story into something epic, transcendent and monumental. Filmed for a few days every year over 12 years, “Boyhood” breaks open a brand-new genre: a fictional drama contoured and shaped by reality. Blu-ray extras include “The 12 Year Project” featurette and a Q&A with Linklater.

Washington Post