Before Midnight

Before Midnight ★★★★★

Part of jvince's Top 200 Films of All Time

Part of jvince's Top Ten Films of 2013

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 hotel room. The final scene. The "letter." Pretty much the entire film. Best use of time travel in a non-time-travel movie.

The Bad: None.

The Bottom Line: The best installment in the series. The best threequel ever. The best film of the year. It's that good. Téleios. An instant classic.

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