Before Midnight

Before Midnight ★★★★★

so, there it is. since june 21st, 2018, I have had a plan. I made the plan when I was barely 18 years old, just graduated from high school, and really, uncharacteristically happy. I decided after reading the comment of a letterboxd user I didn’t know at all, someone I now consider a friend, that I would watch these movies in a special way. lace recommended that I take as much time as I possibly could before watching before sunset (as I had just watched before sunrise for the first time and was deeply in love with it). so that’s what I did. I took a year between each viewing so I could better understand and feel the passage of time as celine and jesse do. I wanted to be a different person when I watched each one. june 21st, 2019 I sat in my bedroom at my parents’ house and watched before sunset. today, I watched before midnight in the very same place. and I can honestly say that I have been a completely different person with each viewing. I’m 20 years old now, and the world is stranger than ever and I’m more unsure of myself than ever. I loved growing older (if only little) with celine and jesse, and watching these movies this way has given me what I think is a really unique viewing experience and perspective on these characters. I’ve loved them all so much. I love these characters so much. these are the most beautiful, genuine movies about relationships and love and just talking and learning about another person. I always say I’m going to write more about these, but I never do. I’ll really think about it this year, though.

update: I just went back and checked my reviews and I’m actually a day late and I’m about to have an anxiety attack about it :)