Before Midnight

Before Midnight ★★★★

I actually enjoyed this much more than I expected. After very much loving the first one, I was annoyed at how insufferable both the lead characters had become in the second film. This one, though, addresses that unlikability head-on while at the same time capturing that spark of attraction and romanticism that keeps them together. I especially enjoyed the middle dinner sequence, where the inclusion of other couples as a contrast shows just how terrible, and terribly self-involved, Jesse and Celine can be. Could have done without the Rossellini and Rohmer references, but whatever, I guess that's the movie world we live in.