Before Midnight

Before Midnight ★★★★★

“I’ve got a Trojan in my belt fold and a rocket in my pocket”

This film was directed Richard Linklater and stars Ethan Hawk, and Julie Delpy

When I saw Jessie walk out to his car in the beginning of the film, a ginormous smile came upon my face. That opening car scene was all one take and it was absolute perfection. One of the best parts of the trilogy are all the long take scenes, all these films are so beautifully written. Ethan Hawk and Julie Delpy are perfect, I’m not kidding, in every movie they give phenomenal and real performances. I will say this, I didn’t like this one as much as the previous two I don’t know, I’m 16 so it’s kind of hard for me to relate to marriage, this doesn’t take away my love for these two characters at all though, I will say this there arguments and movements remind me a hell of a lot like my parents.

“We all get dragged through our parents' lives.”

The music for the entire trilogy is so beautiful. These films are paced so incredibly well, seriously they just flow perfectly. Every piece of dialogue is meaningful and memorable, I find myself getting lost in every single conversation these characters have. The realism of these movies amazes me it’s incredible and heartbreaking at the same time. I have always pictured Jesse and Celine having the perfect relationship and watching them fight really sucked, but its just so true to real life, nothing is perfect and life isn’t a fairytale, people change and that’s just a apart of living.

“The world is fucked by unemotional, rational men deciding shit.”

This was one hundred the hardest film to watch of the three, but by far the most realistic. The filming locations for every single one of these movies are stunning, they are some of the most beautiful places I’ve ever seen. This movies really did leave me satisfied, I’m honestly really upset that this is the final movie, I do hope someday we may get another one but if this is it, I’m still very happy. I’m sorry if I used the word “beautiful” a lot in my reviews for these movies but I can’t think of a better word, all three of these films are so perfectly crafted, and they really seem like art more than movies or me. One of the best, most consistent trilogies I've ever seen.

Overall this was a PERFECT end to a perfect trilogy.


“One of the perks of being over 35 is that you don't get raped as much.”

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