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Everything's better with maturity
We meet Jesse and Celine nine years on in Greece. Almost two decades have passed since their first meeting on that train bound for Vienna.
Whilst Before Midnight, the concluding chapter (or is it?) in Jesse and Celine’s decades spanning romantic saga, is as insightful, intimate and articulate as the preceding installments it proves to be quite a different experience. Gone is the hopefulness of youth and in its place is the pragmatism of adult life as the fairy tale couple come to terms with the reality of their relationship.
Richard Linklater’s Before… series is one of the finest relationship dramas in all of cinema. Spanning twenty years and some of Europe’s most beautiful cities, the trilogy has emotionally grown with the characters and audience. Whilst both Before Sunrise, and to a lesser extent, Before Sunset, were built on the optimism of a what-if fantasy,…
The Good: Ethan Hawke and Julie Delpy deliver the finest performances of their careers; absolutely Oscar-worthy stuff. Top-notch screenplay. Perfect balance of romance, drama, and comedy. Rapid-fire laughs; more hilarious than the previous two films combined. Quotes galore: "You are the fucking mayor of crazy town." "The upside to being over 35 is you don't get raped as much." "Kissy, kissy. Titty, titty. Pussy..." The impressive long take of the car ride from the airport. Jesse and Celine's conversation with their friends at the lunch table. Celine's lab rat impression. Celine's bimbo act. The walk to the hotel. The epic quarrel in the…
"Its still there. Its still there. Is still there. Its gone..."
Jesse and Celine are sitting at a little bistro table next to each other while staring out at the sun setting behind a hill in southern Greece. They are at a nice little place by the waterside and there are torches lit, and quiet conversations going on in the background. You can almost feel the warm breeze and taste the oceanic air. They are both staring at the setting sun and Celine is commenting on how its still there, still there, and then its gone below the hill. Ethan Hawke and Julie Delpy's age lined faces are now cast in shadow and a slight frown appears on both of…
Sunny Sunday symphony
Sands seeping slowly
Slowly suddenly swiftly
I saw this at a Press & Industry screening at Sundance. About a half hour before the screening, an executive from a studio showed up. Someone in line asked if he was attached to the film in any way and he said, "No, I'm just here as a fan."
It was that kind of screening.
It's probably impossible for me to have hated this movie. They would have had to spectacularly fuck it up, and there's no reason why they would. They're too smart and it's not like this is a sequel to a film that made $100M.
At the screening, the audience was rapt. People were tearing up before the credits were done. By the end, nearly everyone was.
This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.
Before Midnight might just be the best film in the Before trilogy. Darker, more raw, more tender, more emotional (if that's even possible), and more heartfelt; Before Midnight is a perfect combination of all of Linklater's talents, and this film couldn't be more special.
What I loved most about this installment is that the arc that our favorite characters take is much more devastating and drastic than you could possibly imagine. Before my viewing, I heard a lot about this film being depressing or dreary. Sure, that is true, but what we also have is a film that is honest and truthful, no matter the situation.
Almost every scene in this film is gold. The opening conversation with Jesse's son.…
Für mich der Beste der Reihe
In Before Midnight, time has moved on once again since the last time we saw Jesse and Celine from Before Sunset nine years ago, and much more than 18 years earlier in Before Sunrise. This much is obvious—since Sunset, when they met again by chance in Paris and finally committed to their relationship as opposed to the first film, when they enjoyed a night out on Vienna—they now have twins and live in Paris. They’re vacationing with Jesse’s writer colleague, and have suffused their summer in Greece. It’s one of their last days/nights in the country, and it’s been a nice summer—according to Jesse’s son from his previous marriage, the best the 13-year-old ever had—but what now? What comes next?
Best in the trilogy
This film is the last film of the trilogy, and it is my least favorite because it might be the harsh realities of growing up and getting married I dont want to face, but film wise it is a great film with the best dialogue in the trilogy and my favorite location of the series. Linklater's Before trilogy is so good and real and honest, and he is such a great story teller, I can not have imagined waiting all those years to see all those films.
I had been holding off watching Before Midnight for quite a while, as I wanted to treasure the conclusion of Jesse and Celine's story while being nervous about whether it could stick the landing; thankfully, I was in the safest hands imaginable.
The gripping conclusion to Céline and Jesse's heterosexual nonsense. Ah, the Heterostraights™.
por qué me puse a ver esta película
The final film in the Before Trilogy, Before Midnight, is once again directed by Richard Linklater and stars Ethan Hawke as Jesse and Julithe Delpy as Celine. Taking place 8 years after Before Sunset and 16 years after Before Sunrise, the story now takes place during Jesse and Celin's last night of their idyllic Greek vacation. They are now a married couple and have two twin daughter. In the film, the two talk about their marriage, life, and the choices they have made for each other that changed their life together. This happens as they both feel they are living in a sort of loveless relationship and through their conversations we learn that Jesse's son is living with his ex-wife…
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