President Obama Picks His Favorite Film of 2014

President Obama Picks His Favorite Film of 2014

President Barack Obama revealed his favorite film of the year to People Magazine in an interview released on Wednesday. 

Obama named Richard Linklater’s Boyhood his favorite movie of 2014. 

Boyhood was a great movie,” he told People Magazine. “That, I think, was my favorite movie this year.” 

The film, a coming-of-age tale, was shot over a period of 12 years and tells the story of adolescence from the perspective of a young Texas boy who grows into a man.

Starring Ethan Hawke and Patricia Arquette as the parents of up and comer Ellar Coltrane, Boyhood has been named Movie of the Year by the AFI Awards, and has been nominated for five Golden Globes and three Independent Spirit Awards, reports The Wrap

If the film is unable to perform well at the upcoming Oscars, Linklater may be on the fast track to a Presidential Medal of Freedom award. 

Obama’s 2014 Freedom Award winners included celebrities Meryl Streep, Stevie Wonder, and Stephen Sondheim.

The People interview also featured First Lady Michelle Obama’s disclosure of one of her favorite books. 

On David Fincher’s adaptation of Gillian Flynn’s Gone Girl, Michelle said, “I’ve read others since, but I read ‘Gone Girl’ a couple summers ago, which is one of my favorites. The book is much better than the movie,” she finished.