I went to this movie expecting an incredible "masterpiece" as advertised. On a Saturday afternoon, there were about 25 people there. I was so very disappointed. This movie went on and on and on. So much so that I continued to look at my watch wondering when this movie would end. Would it ever end?? And then it kept going. While the idea of filming over a 12 year time frame is unique and very clever, the film just needs major editing. It's the story of a boy growing up. There was abuse which was painful to watch, but basically the film was just too slow paced and boring. It goes on for almost 3 hours so take a meal with you if you decide to go despite these alerts. It is just slow, long and boring. I seriously considered just getting up and leaving and asking for my money back. I wasn't sure if everyone was in the same pain I was, but I also considered standing up and yelling "when will this film ever end?".