||15 in UK
||Ellar Coltrane, Patricia Arquette, Ethan Hawke
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||An original screenplay
||A film literally spanning 12 years in the life of a boy from the age of six to eighteen while his mother goes through an number of relationships and his father remarries, and he himself develops new relationships.
||Mostly just domestic stuff, the appeal of the film being that it is filmed in real time over the twelve years.
||Feted because of the commitment of the director and the players, it is not actually an exciting view, and in my opinion it is held together by Ethan Hawke – even though Patricia Arquette’s career seems to have benefited from it.