He forgot about the dreadful uncomfortable movie seat. Did she remember their night together? Before Sunrise is simultaneously beautiful and captivating. The dialogue is intelligent and insightful, but that is because the characters are intelligent and have a knack for being brutally honest with their thoughts and feelings. A truly gag-worthy inside look at the juvenile, self-serving world view which motivates Hollywood writers and producers. A sequel to such a story seemed to beunnecessary, but apparently director Richard Linklater himself couldn'tstop thinking about these two intriguing characters and had to envisiontheir lives after this one fateful day in Vienna. Nine years on Celine and Jessie meet in Paris not entirely by destinyor sheer force of circumstance.
There were moments when I felt they were speaking thoughts directly from my mind. At the end of their encounter at the Vienna train station, which is also how the book ends, they, not providing contact information to the other, vowed to meet each other again in exactly six months at that very spot. Much like their previous encounter, Jesse and Celine, who is now an environmental activist, decide to spend time together until he is supposed to catch his flight back to New York, this. I loved hearing about Celine's passion for the environment, and Jesse's distraught marriage. What is that special thing that bonds two people so strongly? But when it comes to getting at their connection, it's very fragile and even unattainable because of each side's own flaws. As in the first film, the chemistry between them is indelible.
Although he is vague to reporters about the source material for the book, it is about his chance encounter nine years earlier on June 15-16, 1994 with a Parisienne named Celine, and the memorable and romantic day and evening they spent together in Vienna. They lacked connectiveness to the average person. Sensing that they are developing a connection, Jesse asks Celine to spend the day with him in Vienna, and she agrees. She seemed rough and rigid around the edges, constantly giving off that feeling that she was harboring a secret that she didn't want Hawke to know. This film is better than the first, because it provides a more unique perspective. He looked and felt like a man that has been dreaming of this encounter all his life, and it finally happened.
Like the first film this is basically a character study and like the first just incredible. His relaxed actions made us feel relaxed around him, yet quietly pushing for him to be closer to Celine. Just see it; this is about as good as it gets, folks. The aura of the movie is so spectacular, that it will inspire young directors out there, to pick up their video cameras are start filming. But I'm still plunging into causes for their own sake. Overall, 'Before Sunset' has everything that made 'Before Sunrise' a phenomenal movie experience. They seemed more passionate, more powerful, and especially more human.
For thoseof us in that group, it's a great film. This allows the characters to be free, and it's easy tobelieve that these are real people and not just actors working from ascript. While the first film depicted an energetic and youthful romance between two young people; this sequel is a more mature tale, all about reflection. So this was my choice for the evening. I'm in love with these characters - and with the ending.
The language in this film is intense. They have grown and emerged as two important commodities in the Hollywood community. I'm in love with thesecharacters - and with the ending. Perhaps if I would have seen the original film in 1995 instead of a couple of years ago, it would have been closer, but I just couldn't capture the moment. Their acting is as natural as can be, and thinking of Hawke's recentdivorce in real life you wonder how much of his character in the movieis based on his own personal experiences.
It ends ambiguous, maybe too ambiguous, as I found myself saying 'huh, what', but it ties into what Jessie tells the reporters at the press conference early in the film: one may take away something from this tale, or someone else another, but there it is, clear as day. Part of its appeal came from the open ending. And I'm still a reasonably normal person. The dialogue is amazing, the acting is spot-on; this is a great film. Reviewed by Jess-76 'Before Sunrise' is not a film to be scrutinised, nor studied. A perfect connection with another human is a blessing and a curse; having experienced perfection a part of us stops breathing, unable or unwilling to mar the perfection of that memory.
As their bond turns to love, what will happen to them the next morning when Jesse flies away? It's comforting to believe that hope and love will prevail in their case. As their bond turns to love, what will happen to them the next morning when Jesse flies away? What makes this pairing so romantic is how real it is. If it lacks anything from the first it's an greater sense of the possibility for romance, since this time the sense of romance is entangled in loss and questions that Celine and Jessie want answered, however conscious they want them answered or not. What is that special thing that bonds two people so strongly? Everyone is different, and so differentparts of the script will appeal to different people. This may sound strange, but I felt that Jesse and Celine were too perfect in the first film. They have been around long enough to know how rare their type of romantic feeling and connection can be. Paris provides a new setting for the characters to walk around, and it makes for one that is even better than Vienna was in Before Sunrise.
Synopsis American tourist Jesse and French student Celine meet by chance on the train from Budapest to Vienna. The city is beautiful, that's elementary, but it's the way that Linklater captures the life going on around our characters that really makes it special. What is that special thing that bonds two people so strongly? Richard Linklater's romantic drama is an offbeat telling of a dream come true for most people. If the two of them were happy, to be certain, there would be no movie, but it's the characters' connection to that one night in Vienna, and the second meeting that was supposed to take place six months later and never happened, and how it cripples their own romantic lives that becomes very interesting yet shallow at the same time. Making the dialogue ring true is difficult, but they pull it off. I witnessed in this film two people who were made for each other.