On Boyhood


By: Connor Lenahan

I wrote a few months ago about wanting to see the movie Boyhood. I got the chance to do so this afternoon.

I can safely say that this movie, the one filmed over the course of 12 years, retaining the same cast, all playing one family, aging naturally, is one of the best movies I have seen in my life. This isn’t just a good in the moment movie, this is an accomplishment of art. This will stand the test of time as one of the most ambitious and best executed films ever.

There’s not much else I can say. It’s just life. That’s what makes it incredible. It’s reality in the best possible way. It’s three hours long. It could have been twelve and I would have been smiling through it. This is seriously incredible.

Please, if you have the chance, go see this movie as soon as you possibly can. It’s more than worth your time. I cannot say enough good things about this. We have something special in front of us here.

Connor Lenahan (@ConnorLenahan) is a sophomore at Boston University, majoring in journalism.