Before Sunset

2004

Action / Drama / Romance

292
Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Certified Fresh 95%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Upright 91%
IMDb Rating 8.1 10 198008

Synopsis


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Cast

Ethan Hawke as Jesse
Julie Delpy as Celine
Vernon Dobtcheff as Bookstore Manager
720p.BLU
600.14 MB
1280*720
English
R
23.976 fps
1hr 20 min
P/S 12 / 239

Movie Reviews

Reviewed by FilmBuff77 10 / 10

Absolutely fantastic. Easily the best film of the year.

There are four scenes that I will treasure forever:

1) The ferry ride, and the subtle ways you can tell they're both heartbroken, lonely, frustrated and angry. The way she discusses the "little details" that compose a person, and what she missed most in him. "Like I remember the way your beard has a bit of red it in, and how the sun was making it glow that...that morning right before you left."

2) The scene in the van, where they finally unburden themselves. One of the most emotionally raw and honest interplays I've seen on celluloid. The way she reaches out to touch him, but holds back at the last second. Much different in tone from the way Hawke reached out to brush her hair aside in the first film.

3) Celine's song. So simple yet so endearing. The way her voice fades to a whisper as she sings, "My heart will be yours until I die."

4) The ending, which is in all ways **PERFECT**. The slow fade, the utter charm of her Nina Simone impression, the ambiguity, and the wonderful look in his eyes as his youth, hope and happiness come rushing back to him while watching Celine dancing and singing (foreshadowed in the opening scene). This is, perhaps, one of the ten best endings in the cinema.

Hawke and Delpy are sublime, of course. This film requires incredibly subtle acting, and these are Oscar worthy performances that will not be recognized because they are not showy. Much of this film, like life, is acted with the eyes. Witness how Hawke stares at Delpy as she discusses her failed relationships on the ferry, or the sadness and longing in Delpy's eyes as she sings her love song.

As in the first film, the chemistry between them is indelible. My candidate for best on-screen couple ever.

This film is better than the first, because it provides a more unique perspective. In Sunset, we see the sobering effects of age and disappointment etched in their faces and clouding their lives. There is more at stake here, for they are nine years older, have made their share of mistakes, feel imprisoned by responsibilities, and must confront their shortcomings and problems. It's comforting to believe that hope and love will prevail in their case.

Reviewed by johnnyb-16 10 / 10

How do you make a sequel to "Before Sunrise"? This is how.

I'd been longing to see this one as I'd always thought 'Before Sunrise' was one of the most honest, most real films I'd ever seen, but at the same time I held off seeing the sequel from fear of disappointment. For all of you in the same position, fear not ; Linklater, Hawke and Delphy (for it has surely been a joint effort and labour of love for all three) have done us and themselves proud. I've just seen the film and despite being male and 38 I feel like Roberta Flack must have felt when she penned 'Killing me Softly' after hearing Don McLean sing 'Vincent' in concert; this is - once again - just so close to what it's all about. You want technicalities? The acting, superb; Hawke and Delphy slip right back into their characters, their mannerisms, their sometimes gauche repartee, the way they seem to fence around each other, seeming to go in for the kill then feigning, drawing back…Exquisite. And then the details, the echoes of the first film in the settings but now with a world-weariness, an autumnal note and yet with still that fundamental freshness and optimism that revives the memories of Sunrise's youthfulness and reminds us, as our heroes discuss, that though time changes people, there remains an unchanging core. Just see it; this is about as good as it gets, folks.

Reviewed by aviraltaj 10 / 10

justice done....2 the first part.

If u liked the first part....u'll definitely like this one too as the love and connection remains the same irrespective of the place and the time of day. They'll be having some mature conversations now.....but the innocence could still be seen. Rarely u'll find movies like this....where u will dissolve in each conversation and have that.....'aahaa' moment.Some might even relate with themselves......others just sit back and enjoy the ride....as it will definitely take u to some place. For romantic genre lovers it is a definite watch......and the only thing u will feel bad is that the film....ends....!!

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