Thursday, May 23, 2013

Before Midnight.

About a month ago, thanks to a recommendation by my lovely blog-friend Eileen, I binge-watched the movies Before Sunset and Before Sunrise one quiet Friday night. And you guys, I loved them.

In Before Sunrise, Jesse (played by Ethan Hawke) and Celine (played by Julie Delpy) meet on a Vienna-bound train and spend one unforgettable romantic night together. Nine years later, in Before Sunset, they reunite for a single, equally unforgettable afternoon in Paris. The movies—which are scripted—are written and directed in a way that feels totally improvised and off-the-cuff, and the chemistry between Hawke and Delpy is palpable; it's difficult—in my case, impossible—not to become totally invested in the characters and their will-they-or-won't-they relationship, fictional though they and it may be.

These are not your average romantic comedies.

So needless to say, even though I'm way late to the party, I'm so excited to see Before Midnight, the third film in the series (!), which hits select theaters this weekend. Although it won't make it to Sarasota until June 14 (bummer!), you can bet I'll be at the first showing I can get to.

Will you see Before Midnight? Did you love the first two films, as well?

P.S. I think Before Sunset is my favorite of these films, but I might be swayed if I watch Before Sunrise again.


  1. I'm totally going to re-watch these over the weekend! Just simple the best films!If you love Julie Delpy (who doesn't?) and haven't seen 2 Days in Paris then you MUST see it.

    Totally seeing Before Midnight stat. I heard it was darker than the other two, but an amazingly realistic portrait of long term relationships and marriage.

    love love. and thank you for the shout-out!!


  2. This movie looks really good! I haven't seen any of the others but I cant get away from the gorgeous scenery in the trailer! xx. McKenna Lou

  3. Oh I really need to go back and watch them again. I need my husband to go out of town for a weekend night. I can't wait to see Before Midnight, although who knows when that will be. Married with kids means don't watch many movies in the theater. :-( It looks great, though - I'll look forward to your review.