‘Boyhood’ Takes Golden Globe for Best Picture

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I’m a sucker for the Golden Globes Awards show, and the soon-to-follow Academy Awards. I’m no movie buff, but feel like these award shows are a way to catch up on what I’ve missed in the past year, a barometer for what I may want to sandwich into the schedule for some quality TV time. My husband pokes fun at me for repeatedly saying “I’ve never heard of that movie, what’s it about” or “we need to watch that one,” but now I have a list of a few things I missed that I want to see.

“Boyhood” took home the award for best dramatic picture of the year. The movie was made over the course of 12 years, and follows the story of a boy, his older sister and family. I’ve not seen it yet, and honestly wasn’t sure I wanted to. It’s a coming-of-age film, and I realized last night part of why I don’t want to is because I don’t want to think about my own boy growing up and “coming of age.” My 5-year-old is growing so fast, I just want time to stop so I can keep my little guy a little longer. But as I watched clips of the movie and heard more about the plot, I think it’s worth a watch.

It features Patricia Arquette as a single mom raising two kids, but mostly focuses on the life of Mason, the boy, from age 6 to when it goes off to college. It showcases blended families, and the merging of kids from two past relationships. It addresses puberty and crushes, peer pressure and drug experimentation, and tough talks parents and kids have. It’s a slice of American life. 

Curious to hear from people who have seen it. What did you think? I expect I’ll well up with tears when I watch it, but am adding it to the list of must-sees.