Before Midnight

Before Midnight ★★★★★

still there. still there. still there. gone.

richard linklater might be my favorite director for this trilogy alone.

when i watched before midnight for the first time the summer after my first year of college, i didn't love it as much as i wanted to. i was angered by jesse and celine's anger, sympathizing with both of them and neither of them at the same time. but seeing it again, especially watching it immediately after before sunset, everything makes sense. whereas before i thought this tore down the idea that true love exists, i think now that it in fact does the exact opposite. maybe jesse and celine fall out of love, but they never stop loving each other. it's not perfect, but it's real.

i don't know if any of this makes sense.

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