There is no sexual intercourse or nudity shown on screen.
A dad talks to his daughter about the protection of condoms. It is a humorous ‘awkward’ scene but dealt realistically.
An unclothed man and woman are seen sharing a bed, presumably having had extra-marital sexual intercourse. They are mostly under a sheet.
Characters discuss sex several times (can be extremely explicit).
Young boys ogling and making comments about women in a lingerie catalog.
In one scene, young boys looking at porn online. Screen of what they are looking at is somewhat obscured and not very visible.


Film review:Translated by www.rabudo-ru.com


The film is called “Youth”. In a word, the plot is also “the life of an ordinary Texas boy aged 6 to 18”, but I think the protagonist in Linklater’s lens is “time”. In the film, we can see the marks left by time everywhere: the communication devices used by the protagonists, from flip phones to iPhone4; Various video games (I don’t know much about this because I’m a girl. They should be very popular games in those years. Do you have any friends who have played them?); The president of the United States changed from George W. Bush to Obama; In the new millennium, the popular Golden Melody big string burning OST; Ethan Hawke’s car has changed from an antique GTO to a new SUV But the most obvious and saddening thing is that the shape of the character itself has really grown and changed in 12 years. The shock to the audience is definitely that the practice of changing actors “many years later” can not be achieved. Ellar Coltrane changed from a cute little Zhengtai to a little fat ignorant teenager, and suddenly became a thin high school student with acne and all kinds of earrings. I feel the change of my mother Olivia (Patricia Arquette). She has changed from thin to fat and from fat to thin. She works hard while studying. Wrinkles quietly climb up the corners of her eyes – when I see her sitting in the kitchen with glasses and handling piles of bills, I feel a sudden sour in my heart: since I remember, I have always felt that my parents are “strong young and middle-aged people in the same year”, They didn’t lose much shape, and their hair didn’t lose much. Looking at the photos of their youth, they would never feel the kind in the sky and underground. They worked and went home every day, asked about my study, and joked about what only three people knew at dinner. But suddenly one day, I left home and went to study and work far away. I can only see them once a year; When I came home from the summer vacation three years ago, I suddenly found that they needed a pair of presbyopic glasses to read books and newspapers. Although I’m used to two people saying “wait a minute, I’ll find my glasses” before the video, I always remember the blow it gave me at that time. When we look at the family we meet every day, we will feel that the time is very slow and will not feel its existence. But if you see it once a year – as in youth – you will feel that this invisible force surrounds and changes everyone.

So in the final film, we see that there are no subtitles to indicate the year of time, how old Mason is and what grade he is. The editors seamlessly connect the materials, which makes people feel that time slips away from their fingers inadvertently. In the last shot, Mason is still discussing with his father how to communicate with girls. In the next shot, he has been kissing with his girlfriend in Austin in the early morning. Many people will feel that the adolescence of Texas teenagers is really different from their own life, and the film does not have a strong sense of substitution. But I think these three hours are like — I have been going to summer camp with a boy named Mason every year since 12 years ago. I have become friends for two or three days at a time. I don’t have a chance to understand all the stories in his life, but enough to listen to him tell the most memorable moments. Three hours can be a long movie or a short time. Let me know someone and fall in love with the role. I am willing to watch and listen to his story all the time.

Like linklet’s usual films, this film has no traditional three act dramatic structure and fierce dramatic conflict. The pen and ink are used to depict characters. His films always give people the feeling of “unexpected beauty”. The characters in them never seem to stop talking. When it comes to where it is, all the dialogue is like improvisation. But it is these natural and traceless dialogues that best reflect the skills of his plays: all his films have complete scripts and all dialogues. All plot outlines have been established before shooting. Although the specific dialogues are completed while shooting, they have all been carefully crafted without exception.

To some extent, this is the most different film of Linklater. He had this idea when his daughter Lorelei just started primary school and felt that he should use images to record this special life for her (it’s so happy to be his daughter). So, just like a social experiment, he found the same small group of people every year and only filmed for three or four days with a small investment (in the words of the producer, “take out a little pocket money from the company every year”). The actors were as close as their families in and out of the camera. No wonder the final effect was as real as a documentary. Although the film is about the generation growing up in the 21st century, there are still some parts drawn from Linklater’s own life. His own mother, like Olivia, returned to school after getting married and having children. While working and studying, he finally found a job he liked while supporting the family. The director explained that in fact, people around him misunderstood his mother’s way of giving consideration to her career and family. They thought that she didn’t pay enough time and care for her children. The film was a “correction” for her mother to some extent.

And even if the father is unruly and even incompetent, he always appears one after another, but shows his best side in every meeting, and every father son dialogue is impressive. Yes, every protagonist in the film is very cute, incredibly beautiful, and even a little too perfect. I think this must be the selfishness of the director. What is left on this private family album are the most beautiful people and the most beautiful moments. There are also some bastard characters in the film. Several husbands of my mother bear the brunt. They drink too much and beat people, but they all come and go. Many events that looked like life hanging on the line in those years were as far away as their previous lives when they were completely over. These people and these things must have left a mark in life more or less, but the long river of life and time is those who are more worthy to stay.

When Mason graduated from high school to go to college, his mother suddenly lost control of her mood and cried, saying, “I thought there would be more in life.”. But when I saw the film here, I didn’t think sadness had the upper hand, especially for my mother. Yes, we who live the most ordinary life often express such feelings. Why has my life passed before anything thrilling happened? Linclairt seems to say to us through his youth, you see, a lot has happened in your life, so much that you can’t see it all. For the past, it’s better to regard it as a treasure left by time, feel and embrace it than to recall it sadly. Dad said to Mason, “what’s the meaning of life? Is it important? What’s important is that you feel something.” The film seems to put forward a new concept – unlike previous works, it does not tell the story of the past, nor does it give the imagination of the future. It says “now”, an ongoing time, a fleeting time point – maybe the film can’t grasp this moment, but it makes me really see the existence of “now”, And its incomparable beauty.

Perhaps Linklater has a deep understanding of the “now” – in a Texas fire two years ago, he lost most of his houses and almost all his film collection. It was the home he had built himself 20 years ago, and it went up in smoke in an instant. He was also surprised that he was not too sad about it. After the shooting of “Youth” last year, he began to rebuild on the same land. In the interview, he said that he went to the twin towers of the world trade center a few months before the 9 / 11 incident and lamented that this building is really a human miracle and will be preserved for a long time. Unexpectedly, everything collapsed in a few months, which made him realize that nothing in the world can exist forever.

So in the end, Mason drove away from home and gave me not the sadness of parting, but the expectation of the future and the next chapter of life. This deja vu feeling is as like as two peas last year after watching Adele’s life. The girl in blue skirt lost her love, but she still has the most precious youth. I want to keep watching her and always look forward to the next story in her life. The moment seizes us… the film seizes me. I sometimes feel that “it’s not easy to live a good life, so don’t spend too much time indulging in (bad) movies”, but every time I see this kind of movie, it’s like being hit by an invisible force. It projects much more emotions than a movie and three hours, amplifying the most ordinary beauty that fleets in life. Maybe this force is “eternity”.

Gags: 1 – the antique GTO in the film is linclair’s, the Toyota truck is ellar’s, and the construction site of the half built house is a friend’s house of ellar After entering puberty, Lorelei suddenly became very rebellious and didn’t want to continue acting, so she asked Linklater, “can you write my role to death” Linclairt said no, it’s too hard to catch a horse. You must continue to play for me

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