Everything is stated, spelled out. Too much talk. Almost wears you out. Most actors appear like they are role playing, maybe not Ethan Hawke. Couldn't tell if aggressiveness is that of the main character Celine, or the actress playing her. Oppressive to watch how all possible attempts at having any meaningful discussion with were dead end.
An unassuming film with an excellent performance from Julie Delpy. Ethan Hawke's performance felt underwhelming at first but somewhat redeemed itself by the end of the film-- still one of the weak links in my opinion. Quite a dialogue intensive film, but it felt natural and unforced throughout its entirety, albeit slightly rushed at times. Overall a film worth watching, with great dialogue and subtle cinematography.
Cinematically beautiful, this film is drenched in the golden olive-oil sunlight of the mediterranean. The casting is superb, and Linklater offers up some really interesting ideas concerning life, relationships, family, and what it means to be realistically happy.
Linklater's Before Trilogy are the realest films about love I have seen. This third film is the inescapable painful epilogue, about waking up to the real world after the fiction of falling in love is over. The great culmination of a masters exploration of two people's lives.
How did they do that?! A spectacular film in its own right and as the third in a series... one of the great works of art, and a fantastic piece of film / entertainment. So clever, so actorly, so witty, so watchable, and such attractive yet flawed characters. I love them, but they'd drive me nuts too. Oh, the mistakes they make! Big life-changing ones, wee conversation-ruining ones.
What a perfect movie to end the year on. I still regard Sunset as the best of the trilogy, but let's be honest, they're all masterpieces in their own right. When this was first released I wasn't ready for how brutal the last half hour or so would be, but really Linklater took the characters to a place they had to go at this stage. Can't wait for my next Celine & Jesse fix. 2022, maybe? Anyway happy new year all :)
This whole movie I had my doubts that it could rock the house. "Linklater doing a weird lil combo of 'Certified Copy' and 'Le Rayon Vert?' I don't think it's working! I don't think it's gonna rock the house!" That's what I'm saying to myself. But then what happens? IT GOES AND ROCKS THE HOUSE
Seeing Celine and Jesse spend so much time interacting with others is uncomfortable for the viewer. When they're finally alone, it's as if they must each relearn who the other is...a brilliant depiction of the ways in which the outside world can seem to drive a wedge between couples when romance is no longer the word of the day. The back half is sheer perfection. There is no truer love story in all of cinema.
3 / Bitter. The trilogy is highly consistent, psychologically speaking. I'm curios about the screenplay & real origins of characters. But I don't think anymore, now less than ever, the trilogy is on love and couple life, but mainly about romantic fantasizing, mental suffering, hysteria (maybe grande hystérie), masochism, destiny neurosis (quite characteristic for many sentimental relations, as a matter of fact).
8/10 (01. 08. 2017). and one more ten years. a very very very very natural amazing dialogues. we know all trilogy and it's so magic to see lifes and couples, actors in different years but more important another one thing - i've never seen second or third part of full story that can be stronger than first. because of it, after the second one i had some doubt. but know... and yeah, Celine doesn't deserve Jessey.