Even though you kind of get used to the characters, it still feels fake and overworked the entire time, and since this is not a really old italian film, there's no excuse. Though some of the dialogues were reclycled for Waking Life, were their vagueness and preteciousness actually have a place, by trying to give them a context on this couple's day together venting to each other, you just end up with a cringe fest.
Hmm it is nice, but I found everything too planned, I could sense the director and the screenplay behind trying hard to make everything seem interesting, oh and the clichés.. I really liked when she said ""I can really fall in love when I know everything about someone....."
A movie for romantics about romantics. The movie could hardly be simpler - two travelers share one lovely evening together before going there separate ways. Our couple has an easy charm and chemistry that makes watching them mostly quite pleasant, but their occasional attempts at pseudo-profundity left me rolling my eyes a bit too often, making them likeable but hard to truly love. A solid B.
Conceptually, 'Before Sunrise' is one of the most unique films of its time. It's captivating to see these two strangers meet, spend a whirlwind evening together, talking about everything from ghosts to puberty, all the while falling in love. I especially like the final sequence revisiting the now empty spots where the two had kindled the flames. I actually felt a lump in my throat knowing it would end there.
Julie Delpy is the saving grace of this film- she brings out the softness in Hawke, and through her collaboration on the screenplay/improv with Linklater, she brings a sense of reality, spirit and sweetness to the whole film. One of the best films about love out there- a portrait of youth, idealism and communication between lovers