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Quick Reviews: “Boyhood” & “Wish I Was Here”

“Wish I Was Here”

Rated R

Starring: Zach Braff, Kate Huson, Joey King, and Josh Gad

Directed by: Zach Braff

Written by: Zach Braff and Adam J. Braff

Rating: 3/5

Aidan Bloom (Braff) is a 35-year-old man who finds himself at major crossroads, which forces him to examine his life, his career, and his family.

10 years after his critically acclaimed, Garden State, Zach Braff returns with a similar heartfelt, thought provoking film.  One that is heightened by it’s unique soundtrack.  Though the premise has been done, I never mind a film that encourages audiences to find their true happiness in life. Added Bonus-mini Scrubs reunion!

 

“Boyhood”

Rated R

Starring: Ellar Coltrane, Ethan Hawke, Patricia Arquette, and Lorelei Linklater

Directed/Written by: Richard Linklater

Rating: 5/5

Filmed over 12 years with the same cast, Richard Linklater’s BOYHOOD is a groundbreaking story of growing up as seen through the eyes of a child named Mason (a breakthrough performance by Ellar Coltrane), who literally grows up on screen before our eyes. 

Linklater has made cinematic history with this true coming-of-age story.  Set to an amazing soundtrack spanning the years from Coldplay’s Yellow to Arcade Fire’s Deep Blue. As of now, easily the best direction in a film this year.  As you watch Mason (Coltrane) and his family through the years, you can’t help but think about your own life journey.

“Wish I was Here” and “Boyhood” open in select theaters on July 18.