A Different Side of Boyhood: Celebrating Divorced Families

August 5, 2014 4:26 PM

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A Different Side of Boyhood: Celebrating Divorced Families

Boyhood, Richard Linklater's new movie, is beautiful and profound. One of the nicest things about it, as a tone poem of growing up, is that nothing dramatic really happens. It's just life as usual, with the same usual suspects, divorced mom and dad, a few alcoholics sprinkled in for drama, and then life -- the long haul, long view of life.

It's really cool that both the dad (Ethan Hawke) and mom (Patricia Arquette) are lovable characters, just trying to do their best as parents of two growing kids. Both parents are doing their best at showing up, and at getting on with their own lives. Not since Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore have w...

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