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Weekend preview: Ignore the R rating, take your son to 'Boyhood'

Weekend preview: Ignore the R rating, take your son to 'Boyhood'

Richard Linklater’s groundbreaking film “Boyhood” opens in some theaters this weekend (more widely across South Florida on Aug. 1), and there are many reasons to put it atop your to-do list. As pure entertainment, you are witness to extraordinarily ambitious filmmaking: Linklater’s story about a 6-year-old boy’s journey to the cusp of manhood unfolds delicately, with painstaking attention to authenticity that is made all the more real by having the same actors portray their roles over the course of 12 years of filming. As Linklater’s camera returns to the actors every few years, Patricia Arquette (as a single mom with bad taste in men) and Ethan...

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