"Boyhood" - Mount Desert Islander

February 14, 2015 7:38 PM

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“I love escaping into film because everyday life I find quite troublesome,” the musician Alison Goldfrapp once said in an interview. “So any excuse to go into a cinema and say goodbye to the world for a couple of hours, or in a book or whatever, is great.”

Hopefully, nobody will ever lend her a copy of “Boyhood,” a film that is so realistic that it is, at times, painful to watch. There is no escaping “everyday life” during Richard Linklater’s 165-minute film.

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