Boyhood script
Boyhood (2014)
Synopsis: Boyhood is a 2014 American independent coming-of-age comedy-drama film, written and directed by Richard Linklater, and starring Patricia Arquette, Ellar Coltrane, Lorelei Linklater, and Ethan Hawke. Filmed from 2002 to 2013 (12 years), Boyhood depicts the childhood and adolescence of Mason Evans, Jr. (Coltrane) from ages six to eighteen as he grows up in Texas with divorced parents (Arquette and Hawke). Richard Linklater's daughter Lorelei plays Mason's sister, Samantha.

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7.

MOM (O.S.) (CONT'D)

Go have some dinner, go to a bar! I

don't even know what that's like. I

was someone's daughter, then I was

somebody's fucking mother! Okay, I

don't know what that's like.

INT. KID'S BEDROOM - EARLY MORNING

Mason is comfortably asleep. Samantha slowly pulls the pillow

out from underneath his head and smacks him with it.

SAMANTHA:

(singing)

"Oops, I did it again... I played

with your heart. Got lost in the

game. Oh baby, baby..."

Mason throws a stuffed animal at her that she deflects.

SAMANTHA (CONT'D)

"Oops, you think I'm in love. I'm

sent from above. I'm not that

innocent."

Another stuffed animal. She continues to sing.

MASON (O.S.)

Stop! Quit it!

SAMANTHA:

"You see my problem is this. I'm

dreaming away. Wishing that heroes

truly exist. I cry watching the day.

Can't you see I'm a fool in so many

ways..."

MASON:

Quit! Mom!

SAMANTHA:

"But to lose all my senses-- that

is..."

He tries to drown out this last bit with a sustained scream.

Soon the door flies open and Mom enters, angry.

MOM:

What the hell is going on in here?!

Samantha has instantaneously shifted from singing to crying.

MOM (O.S.) (CONT'D)

Do you guys know what time it is?

8.

SAMANTHA:

(through tears/sobs)

He's throwing things at me...

MOM:

Mason! Do not throw things at your

sister!

MASON:

She's faking, she hit me first!!

MOM:

Listen, both of you! I am going

back to bed. I don't wanna hear

another peep out of here for an hour.

Go to sleep.

Mom slams the door behind her. Samantha is suddenly fine,

almost cheerful.

MASON:

(to Samantha)

Faker!

MOM (O.S.)

Hey!

EXT. HOUSE - DAY

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Richard Linklater

Richard Stuart Linklater (born July 30, 1960) is an American filmmaker, screenwriter, and actor. Linklater is mostly known for his humanist films which mainly revolve around personal relationships, suburban culture, and the effects of the passage of time. Some notable films of his include the coming-of-age comedy Dazed and Confused (1993), the romantic drama film trilogy Before Sunrise (1995), Before Sunset (2004) and Before Midnight (2013); the music-themed comedy School of Rock (2003), and the rotoscope animated Waking Life (2001) and A Scanner Darkly (2006). In 2002 he began filming Boyhood (2014), a passion project which took over twelve years to finish. The film was premiered in 2014 to critical acclaim. Linklater won the Golden Globe, Critics' Choice Movie Awards and BAFTAs for Best Director and Best Picture. He also received his first nomination for the Academy Award for Best Director, along with nominations for Original Screenplay and Picture. more…

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