Continuity mistake: In the scene where the mother introduces Mason to her college professor, the class ends at 1:35 according to the clock on the wall. In the span of a few seconds as Mason and her mother walk to the front of the classroom the clock shows 1:55.


Continuity mistake: Mason is taking the pictures of his girlfriend off a display and placing them in his file. In the shot where a teacher comes and says "Mason, silver-medal winner", he is shown taking off one picture from the display and lowers it. The shot changes and the picture is suddenly back on the display, which he then takes off a second time. (02:06:10)

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Continuity mistake: Mason blows out the candles on his cake. In the first shot you can see that he blew out all the candles except 2 on the opposite ends of the cake, in the very next shot you can see that 1 of those candles is now out. (01:36:45)


More mistakes in Boyhood

Nicole: You know how everyone's always saying seize the moment? I don't know, I'm kind of thinking it's the other way around, you know, like the moment seizes us.

Dad: [Mason Jr. Bowls a gutterball.] All right, don't worry about it.
Mason: I wish I could use the bumpers...
Dad: You don't want the bumpers, life doesn't give you bumpers.

Mason: So what's the point?
Dad: Of what?
Mason: I don't know, any of this. Everything.
Dad: Everything? What's the point? I mean, I sure as shit don't know. Neither does anybody else, okay? We're all just winging it, you know? The good news is you're feeling stuff. And you've got to hold on to that.

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Question: I'm confused about Mason's step-siblings. Is their mother dead or did she just leave their dad?

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