When one looks back on a relationship, it is not usually the "plot" of it that remains. It is the small sensory things, how the person smelled, how the person's eyes crinkled up when laughing, the way the light was that night of the first kiss. The tangible intangibles. Before Sunrise gets that right on a cellular level only through its devotion to details, to behavior, to the simple act of listening and talking, to the silences that open up when things start to get serious.
January 28, 2015