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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 contains no notable spoilers for Before Midnight, but does talk about Before Sunrise/Sunset
For the past several days, I have come back and forth struggling to review Richard Linklater's Before Midnight. I went through the various stages of formulaic review openers that ran through my head. "What is love?" I thought of starting one review with. No, too generic and pretentious. Not authentic enough. A review about my personal life in relation to this film? No, I want to talk about why this film is great, not me. A generic rundown of the film? This film is more special than that.
It is such a hard film to write about, not due to it lacking simplicity. What has…
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
Nostalgia, for the things that once were, feelings that are and what the future might (or might not) bring.
Richard Linklater first introduced us Celine and Jesse from his romantic fantasy film, 'Before Sunrise'. Then 9 years later, Julie Delpy changed the whole direction and made a realism classic/romantic film called, 'Before Sunset'. In 2013, Linklater, Delpy, and Hawke have joined once again to pick up from where they have left for 'Before Midnight'. The synergy I felt from this film was just powerful. Performances were spiritually connected with the audience and Linklater and Delpy's screenplay was speechless. Jesse and Celine's story was very bourgeois and it feels very uncomfortable to the audience because we once went through the phase like Jesse and Celine. How a film could be so brutally realistic?
The most amazing about film and photography…
Celine (Julie Delpy) and Jesse (Ethan Hawke) are now married. When Jesse's grandmother dies, he wants to go back to America. Celine isn't keen. The third of a trilogy, though Celine and Jesse also turn up in Linklater's animated 'Waking Life'.
"Like sunlight, sunset, we appear, we disappear. We are so important to some, but we are just passing through."
Προβληματικές σχέσεις και μπλα μπλα.Πολύ μπλα μπλα γύρω απο τις προβληματικές σχέσεις.Βαριέμαι.
So over the past year or so I've been watching each film of the trilogy over again to try and simulate the feeling of having to wait to see them like many fans who've stuck with them since 1995 (a year before I was even born). The first time I saw Sunrise and Sunset I watched them back to back which was definitely an unwise decision. I was absolutely in love with Sunrise but I actually disliked Sunset a great deal and thought it was the inferior of the two movies, I also watched them about a year before this final film was released. Unlike most fans instead of waiting a decade to see the continuation of the story of…
Tal vez esta vez no me sentí tan identificado con los temas (son sobre el comprosimo a largo plazo bla bla bla), pero no voy a decir que son malos. Hubo diálogos en esta película que no se podía creer el realismo que genera. Lo que se actúan en esta película los muchachos. Puede ser su mejor actuación en la trilogía.
Lo que si tengo para criticar es que, con excepción de algunas escenas, esta secuela no tan "memorable". Más alla de que sea corta, me pareció muy a los pedos, como que no había tiempo de dejar sumergir las ideas que mostraban. De todos modos, es un peliculón.
Ethan Hawke and Julie Delpy in Greece, trying to keep their relationship going. Tough job!
Combined the average ratings (Critic's & Users) from IMDb, Rotten Tomatoes, Metacritic and Letterboxd, and then weighted and tweaked the results…
In my opinion, of course!
And only including films that I've seen.
Hardly in order after the top fifty.