About

The film tells a story of a divorced couple trying to raise their young son. The story follows the boy for twelve years, from first grade at age 6 through 12th grade at age 17-18, and examines his relationship with his parents as he grows.

7.9
1,611
Directed by

Richard Linklater

Written by

Richard Linklater (Writer)

Runtime

164 minutes

Country

United States of America

Language

English

Tagline

12 years in the making.

Cast

Keywords

family teenager daily life coming of age college high school abusive husband domestic abuse boy growing up urban life family's daily life divorce divorced parents parenting

Photos

Lists

#42 on The 21st Century Most Acclaimed Films They Shoot Pictures, Don't They?

#1 on The 50 best films of the decade so far The Dissolve

1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die Steven Jay Schneider

#1 on The 50 Most Critically-Acclaimed Films of 2014 They Shoot Pictures, Don't They?

Awards

Oscar for Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role

Oscar nomination for Best Achievement in Directing Richard Linklater

Oscar nomination for Best Writing, Original Screenplay Richard Linklater

Oscar nomination for Best Achievement in Film Editing Sandra Adair