Sequels are rarely this good, so we should all take a moment and appreciate that feat alone. The really cool part about this film is that it makes you appreciate the best moments of the first film more, having built on those successes here. A highpoint of American cinema in the 00's, and rarely did things get better than this stateside. Holds up well to repeated viewings, and the whole trilogy is must own. 4.5 stars
There are few people we truly connect with and too often we let them go because we think it's not that special. At the same time everything we do, we do it cause at that moment it's what we want to do..so there is no sense in regretting past choices. I want to believe that everything happens for a reason
My favorite one among the trilogy. The characters are grown up with realistic back story, and yes, I still believe in their preserved feelings, which could survive years in each other's total absence. I love Céline the most here, when she recalled her lost loves, when she sang a song for Jesse (the ending is perfect); a woman who lives her life fully yet still have a room for a yearn of love.
Just as rich as the first, with a shorter running time and a good deal more reserved desperation running through it. These films are miraculous in that they let the unseen dramas that unfold within each of us every single moment take center stage, and express them elegantly and casually.
Hawke and Delpy reunite again nine years after Before Sunrise and somehow manage to have an even stronger spark than the first go. The script is a little sharper, funnier and more mature. Having us wait for another 9 years after their brief reunion was just cruel.