Jesse and Celine encounter one another nine years after their fateful meeting aboard a European train. Now, they have one afternoon to find out whether their bond has defied time and place and whether they belong together.
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I was definitely in the small demographic that went gaga-eyed upon hearing the announcement way back when of a BEFORE SUNRISE sequel. Though I marveled at the movie, I found it shockingly depressing. I wouldn't say I find it depressing, exactly, now that I am in my lateish thirties. I find it true and direct (especially when indirect). A movie of towering personal significance, informing my own passage through time.
Best of the trilogy. Delpy and Hawke make conversational gold. Sometimes, the most effective premise can also be simple. This is effortless yet smart, romantic yet mundane, understated yet profound. Love it.
My friend put it like this: A realist prefers 'Sunrise,' an idealist prefers 'Sunset,' and a pessimist prefers 'Midnight.' Oversimplifying things, but I can see why I fit into the middle category. Romantic, yet grounded. Simple, hopeful, and utterly charming throughout. That's true of the other installments as well, but for me, this is the perfect spot to have things end and imagine the couple's future on my own.
A perfect sequel of the first one, Before Sunrise. Such a sweet, honest, and engaging love chemistry! A beautiful exploration of both characters with real conversations, true feelings and romance throughout. Very well scripted, simple theme, and intelligence dialogue. Simply a charming love story. I like this sequel slightly better than the first one.