As a fan of Richard Linklater I was pumped to finally get a chance to view Boyhood back in July. Since then, I have kept my thoughts regarding the film to myself. However, with the talk of Oscar buzz, it's time to go public with my unpopular opinion.
To borrow a term from the corporate world, it is important to "manage expectations." The adjectives being carelessly thrown around to describe the film (masterpiece, epic, astonishing) have done nothing to keep movie-goers expectations in check.