Filmed Over 12 Years, 'Boyhood' Follows A Kid's Coming Of Age

July 11, 2014 12:20 PM

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Filmed Over 12 Years, 'Boyhood' Follows A Kid's Coming Of Age

Usually when characters age in movies, they're covered with makeup and outfitted with prosthetics — or directors use different actors as the characters grow older. But in the new film Boyhood, none of that is necessary.

The film takes place over the course of 12 years, and it was shot over the course of 12 years. So we watch the actors getting older for real, which gives their characters a sense of authenticity.

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