|A young Julie Delpy and Ethan Hawke in Before Sunrise.|
|Nine years later they returned to the screen|
I loved the 75 minutes concept, too. It fit the tone of the story and because this movie was even more reliant upon dialogue, it didn't ruin a good thing. More importantly, the time reflected the brevity of what this romance had become. Once again, both Hawke and Delpy were excellent. They were sweet and funny and completely likeable (which is pretty amazing because Hawke's character was married to another woman). The best scene in the movie comes at the end when Delpy sits down with her guitar and plays a song that she had written about Ethan Hawke's character. Magnificent.
In the extra features, there is an interview with the director, and he says, "We wanted to create a love story that develops over the years. We wanted to bring back the same people and chronicle them."
That brings me to the third installment: Before Midnight. Before Midnight came out in 2013, nine years after the second, and nine years had passed in the story line. Hawke and Delpy were together and had twins, and it continued on its chronicle. This movie, however, stripped itself of much of the romance. Once again, we're brought into a dialogue heavy film. Only, this time much of the dialogue is filled with tension and fighting. My wife could barely stand to watch it (I, on the other hand, loved this realistic tension). It was good film, a great film really.
|Before Midnight is a lot more tumultuous.|