Before Midnight

Before Midnight ★★★★½

'This is real life. It's not perfect, but it's real.’

The biggest compliment I can give this trilogy is that every chapter spoke to me on a different level, it’s nuts how Linklater got me this invested in two characters.

Midnight doesn’t just ride on the coattails of the previous two films, I think it actually validates their two little bourgeois fantasies by concluding their arcs in the only faithful way; getting ugly. Celine and Jesse have arrived at a point where life is tangible and no longer a wishful prospect, and their fairy tale has its own loose ends, from rocky divorces to career setbacks. The back-in-fourth is painful to watch and maybe not the sugarcoated ending most people wished for, but I wouldn’t have it any other way.

I loved spacing these out once every 4 months, it's only right I finished on Julie Delpy's bday ❤️

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