After watching Boyhood, it made me want to go back and watch this movie. I actually started watching this movie four years ago (back when it came out) but had to stop halfway through! I finally got the chance to finish it last night. This movie really left me in awe. I've really liked Linklater's other two Before movies, but this one might be my favorite. The other two were definitely not mainstream tripe, but I really feel like this one was the most mature. Call it the most mature out of a very mature trilogy. This is a wise film, and masterfully made. Its deep meditations on love, life, families, and so on, are so intelligently presented; whether you agree with them or not. This is what will spark conversation after the movie! The themes are so well-explored that you WANT to talk about them at the end of it, and the conclusion that the movie ends up at is not contrived in any way, and is honestly very realistic whilst being ever-so optimistic. This movie feels SO real. Every conversation had me invested, and when they bickered or really argued I got anxious because of how real and on-edge it made me feel. Frankly, it reminded me of people I know, which put me even more on-edge. The dialogue, these performances, the long takes; all of it is beautiful. And if I can link this to my Boyhood review (and further make my point there), this movie and Boyhood are both great on a technical scale, of course, but this one made me feel. Boyhood didn't. That's the difference for me. But in closing, this is a great movie that will spark conversation about love and commitment for years to come. A splendid film; something to enjoy, and also be inspired by.