I don’t cry too often when watching movies, and I’ve absolutely never cried while watching a movie trailer. However, the trailer for Boyhood, Richard Linklater’s newest film which was actually filmed over 12 years with the same actors as they naturally aged and follows the life of a boy named Mason from age 5 to 18, legitimately brought tears to my eyes. Similar to Linklater’s Before trilogy, Boyhood appears to be focusing on the genuine, honest realities of life, its triumphs and hardships. It looks absolutely stunning and is the movie I’m most anticipating this summer.
Boyhood hits theaters on July 11.