"Hi, I was wondering if you'd like an Obama sign on your lawn?"
"Do I look like I'm voting for Barack *Hussein* Obama? This is private property, you know! I could have you shot!"
I have been excited for this movie for a few years now since i first heard about it. The movie has been shooting for about 12 years so this was a very ambitious project. It's just a shame that the end product was this boring. The movie has no real story it follows. It's just moments in this kids life as he is growing up. But nothing special ever happens to him. He just lives a completely normal life and has just completely normal things happen to him. I guess that is the point, but that is also the problem. Regular, normal life is boring. That is why i watch movies, to get lost in a new world. Not watch the same boring life i already have had for almost 3 hours. I guess i'm one of the very few people that felt that way considering the great reviews it's been getting everywhere, but i just didn't see the appeal at all. It had good acting at least. They were lucky with the kids they chose as they were consistently good throughout the movie as they grew up. Ethan Hawke and Patricia Arquette were also good as usual and you could really see how they changed in that time period as well. I don't really know what else to say here as they movie really didn't have a story. It was like if someone took a boring family drama TV-show that had lasted for 12 seasons and then edited it down to an almost 3 hour long movie. It doesn't really work. I love the ambition behind the movie, i just didn't think it worked out in the end.