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In theaters: July 11
Director: Richard Linklater
Cast: Patricia Arquette, Ethan Hawke, Ellar Coltrane
Why it's a must see: Casual movie-goers may or may not be aware of Richard Linklater's 12-years-in-the-making epic spanning the childhood and early adolescence of a boy as his parents do their best to raise him. It made a huge splash at the Sundance and Berlin film festivals and represents a truly unique break from the norm this summer. If you have kept up with Linklater's on-going series of films, "Before Sunrise," "Before Sunset" and "Before Midnight," you know he has a particular affinity for telling stories on such a scale. And if you've liked those movies, there's no reason you shouldn't be first in line for "Boyhood."
- Kristopher Tapley