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Julie Delpy
Review: 'Boyhood' ★★★★
Review: 'Boyhood' ★★★★

By the midpoint of writer-director Richard Linklater's gentle marvel "Boyhood," the round-faced young Texas boy played by Ellar Coltrane has become a lanky, plaintive teenager. Already an hour or so of screen time has floated by. Linklater made the film with a core group of actors over a 12-year period, starting with the kids played by Coltrane and Linklater's daughter, Lorelei Linklater, at ages 7 and 9, respectively. They change so quickly, these two. As the characters become teenagers before our eyes, you find yourself wondering: What became of the younger versions? You miss them already, not because they're extraordinary, but because they are exquisitely...

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