Before Midnight

Before Midnight ★★★★★

The bar has been set high. Really, really high. I could gush, but I fear doing so could never do justice to a film this poignant and wonderful.

Actually, for the first time that I can remember, I was struck with the realization that this film (or trilogy in fact), for better or worse, would only become more important to me as I grow older. I'm not married. I don't know what it's like to catch up with someone nine years after meeting them and swap memories from an important event (Before Sunset). I don't know what it's like to see the years slip past and realize your romantic fantasies are giving way to cynicism. I don't even understand how love truly works.

And so for now, I sit back and admire this cinematic masterpiece from a distance. A seed has been planted in a special part of mind. I know that I'll be revisiting this film and its predecessors in the years to come. I look forward to that time when I'll be able to share them with someone I care deeply about.

Until then.

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