Drama Movies Boyhood Movie Quotes  

Movie and TV Quotes
77 votes 47 voters 55.2k views 6 items

"Boyhood" movie quotes follow the life of one young boy as he grows into a man. The film, which was filmed over the course of 12 years to show the natural aging of the characters, was written, directed and produced by Richard Linklater starting in 2002. "Boyhood" opened in theaters on July 11, 2014.

In "Boyhood," the life of Mason Jr. (Ellar Coltrane) is highlighted as he journeys from first through 12th grade and on into adulthood. Along with his sister, Samantha (Lorelei Linklater), the kids deal with everyday life as they grow up, including the pressures of dealing with divorced parents in mother Olivia (Patricia Arquette) and father Mason Sr. (Ethan Hawke).

The natural growth of all of the characters are shown bit by bit using footage filmed a little each year during the 12-year span. Mason Jr. goes from being a wide-eyed young boy and grows into a man and somewhere along the line enters adulthood, while his family members around him grow in other ways, all on film.

"Boyhood" comes with critical acclaim as it opens in theaters alongside "Planes: Fire & Rescue," "Sex Tape," "Wish I Was Here, "And So It Goes, "Dawn of Planet of the Apes," "A Long Way Down," "Tammy," "Earth to Echo," "Deliver Us from Evil," "Transformers: Age of Extinction," "Snowpiercer," "Begin Again," "They Came Together," "Think Like a Man Too," "22 Jump Street, "How to Train Your Dragon 2," "Hellion," "The Rover," and The Fault in Our Stars."
1 27 VOTES

How Was Your Week?

Ranker Video
Video: YouTube

Mason Sr.: "Talk to me! Samantha, how was your week? 'I don't know, dad. It was kind of tough. Billy and Ellen broke up and Ellen's kind of mad at me cause she saw me talking to Billy in the cafeteria and you remember that sculpture I was working on? Well, it was a unicorn and the horn broke off and so now it's a zebra but I still think I'm going to get an A.' Mason, uh, how was your week? 'Well, dad, you know, it was kind of tough. Joey's kind of a jerk, actually. He stole some cigarettes form his mom and he wanted me to smoke them but I said no because I knew what a hard time you had quitting smoking.' How about that? Is that so hard?"
Samantha: "Dad, these questions are kind of hard to answer."
Mason Sr.: "What is so hard to answer about what sculpture you are making?"
Samantha: "It's abstract."
Mason Sr.: "Okay, okay, that's good. See, I didn't know that. I didn't even know you were interested in abstract art."
Samantha: "I'm not. They make us do it."
Mason Jr.: "But, dad, why is it all on us though? Why don't you? How was your week? Who do you hang out with? With your girlfriend? What have you been up to?"
Mason Sr.: "I see your point. So we should just let it happen more natural? That's what you're saying? Okay, that's what we'll do, starting now."

Mason Sr. tries desperately to connect with his kids to hear about what's happening in their lives. But as his kids point out, perhaps he's going about it a little too much and should let things just happen naturally.
19 8
Should this be higher or lower?
2 16 VOTES

Life Doesn't Give You Bumpers

Ranker Video
Video: YouTube

Mason Sr.: "All right, don't worry about it."
Mason Jr.: "Wish I could use the bumpers!"
Mason Sr.: "You don't want the bumpers. Life doesn't give you bumpers."

Mason Sr. turns a bowling outing into a life lesson moment with son Mason Jr. When the boy asks for bumpers, dad reminds him that life is hard so he should get used to it.
10 6
Should this be higher or lower?

Goodbye, House

Ranker Video
Video: YouTube

Olivia: "We'll get there before it gets dark."
Samantha: "Goodbye, yard. Goodbye, creek myrtle. Goodbye, mailbox. Goodbye, lots of stuff mommy won't let us take with us but we don't want to throw away. Goodbye, house. I'll never like mommy as much for making us move."
Olivia: "Why don't you say goodbye to that little horses*** attitude because we're not taking that in the car."
Mason Jr.: "Goodbye, old lady who rides a motorcycle."

The kids, Samantha especially, is not happy that mother Olivia is forcing them to move. As a kid, leaving your school, your friends, to move to a new city is not easy.
4 3
Should this be higher or lower?
4 12 VOTES

What Do You Want to Be, Mason?

Ranker Video
Video: YouTube

Teacher: "What do you want to be, Mason? What do you want to do?"

Mason is reaching the point where he will soon leave school for the real world and needs to decide how he wants to spend his life, something he discusses with a teacher.
6 6
Should this be higher or lower?