Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Before Sunset

Before Sunset picks up 9 years after the couple in Before Sunrise left each other at the train station, but really it picks up right where the original left off. Jesse has written a book about his one night stand detailed in the first film and is now on an international book tour. At his last stop in a book store in Paris, he meets up again with Celine and the two basically continue their conversation as the more mature and slightly changed couple walk the Parisian streets and discuss what's happened in the interim and ultimately decide what their future together should be. This film was actually received better than the first one for the most part, and was actually given a screenplay nod to director Richard Linklater and stars Ethan Hawke and Julie Delpy. I myself found it to be more or less the same as the original and I had mixed feelings about seeing how the two characters wound up. Still, the charm of the original is maintained.