|Rating: 8.0/10 (226,285 votes)
Director: Richard Linklater
Writer: Richard Linklater
Stars: Ellar Coltrane, Patricia Arquette, Elijah Smith, Lorelei Linklater
Runtime: 165 min
Released: 15 Aug 2014
|Plot: The life of Mason, from early childhood to his arrival at college.|
Six-year-old Mason, Jr. and his older sister Samantha live with their single mother Olivia in Texas. Mason overhears Olivia arguing with her boyfriend, saying she has no free time. Olivia then moves the family so she can attend the University of Houston, complete her degree, and get a job.
Mason’s father, Mason Sr., visits Houston and takes the children bowling. He promises to spend more time with them. When he drops the children off at home, he argues with Olivia while Mason and Samantha watch from a window. Olivia takes Mason to one of her classes, introducing him to her professor, Bill Welbrock; Mason sees them flirt.