Before Sunset

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"What if you had a second chance with the one that got away?"
  • R
  • 2004
  • 1 hr 20 min
  • 8.1  (289,482)
  • 91

Before Sunset is a 2004 romantic drama film directed by Richard Linklater and starring Ethan Hawke, Julie Delpy, and Vernon Dobtcheff. It is the sequel to the critically acclaimed movie, Before Sunrise (1995). The movie shows Jesse (Ethan Hawke), an American, who returns to Paris after nine years of the events that took place in the first movie. Jesse is in the city to promote his new novel, which is based on his experience with Celine (Julie Delpy) that happened nine years ago. During his book signing event, he sees Celine among the crowd, watching him. This unexpected reunion sets the tone for the rest of the movie.

Jesse has an upcoming flight back to the United States, so he convinces Celine to take a walk with him through the city to catch up on what has happened in their lives since they last saw each other. The movie follows their conversation as they stroll through various locations in Paris, talking about their professional and personal lives, and reminiscing on their time together in Vienna.

As they walk around the city, they discuss various topics such as politics, religion, love, and relationships. They have an intimate and deep conversation about love and what it means to them. They also talk about their failed relationships since they last saw each other and how the choices they've made have affected their lives.

Throughout the movie, the audience can see the chemistry and tension between Jesse and Celine as they reconnect and reveal their feelings for each other. They share stories about their lives and experience a range of emotions, from sadness to joy.

One of the most poignant moments in the movie is when Jesse and Celine visit a Parisian garden, and Celine performs a song she wrote for Jesse. The scene is emotional and conveys the depth of their connection.

Before Sunset is a beautifully filmed movie that highlights the charm and beauty of Paris. The movie is romantic and offers a very realistic and nuanced view of relationships. Richard Linklater's directing is masterful, as he guides Ethan Hawke and Julie Delpy to deliver incredible performances that feel authentic and natural.

Overall, Before Sunset is a fantastic movie that explores the complexities of relationships and love. It is a fitting sequel to Before Sunrise and provides a satisfying conclusion to Jesse and Celine's story. The chemistry between Ethan Hawke and Julie Delpy is electric, and their performances are unforgettable. Before Sunset is a must-watch for anyone who appreciates intelligent, character-driven movies.

Before Sunset is a 2004 drama with a runtime of 1 hour and 20 minutes. It has received poor reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 8.1 and a MetaScore of 91.

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