Before Sunrise Reviews
I loved the way the conversations are so realistic because they don't seem to connect to each other and that's exactly what we do when we move from a topic to another. The dialogue is thought-provoking and very very entertaining.
Of course, without the compelling performances from Ethan Hawke and Julie Delpy I wouldn't relate to their characters as much as I did.
Before Sunrise proves that Richard Linklater is actually superior to Woody Allen even at his best.
I wish if I could be convinced how they get to know each other that fast or how they keep talking to each other all the day long just a little more than I did.
Undeniably, Before Sunrise is one of the best romantic films of all time.
Perhaps the most endearing part of the movie is how it loops on itself: showing you where they'll go at the beginning of the movie, and where they've been once the movie is over. Neither of these things have much meaning unless you take the film as a whole, and then it's a charming stroll down the memory lane, allowing you to project the small and repressed parts of your romantic history onto the story.
It doesn't hurt that the movie is beautifully directed, with long shots of dialogue to not only build the relationship between the two characters, but also between the audience and the characters. There's no rush in this movie, it's just life. Captured, preserved, and there whenever you need to indulge.
(Full review TBD)
Seminal 90s movie that inspired and enchanted my younger self. Have to say it still holds up really well. Romance, inspiration and humour all intact. Shame they become so self-obsessed in the sequels....