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Before Sunset (2004)

Before Sunset (2004)


Ethan Hawke
Julie Delpy

Directed by Richard Linklater

When the couple met in Vienna and enjoyed a whole day together in what was, a romantic coupling that could have happened in the oddest place and the oddest time.
They met on a train and with little money, they enjoyed the night together just going about the streets and taking in the awesome feel of the city. The first movie Before Sunrise (1995) began a romantic movie sequel that morphed into a trilogy [Before Midnight (2013)], all set nine years apart from each other and all great romantic movies.

After the awesome meeting nine years ago, Jesse (Ethan Hawke) wrote a book about the romance and the feelings he felt. The book was based on his own true-life story between him and Céline (Julie Delpy). He had concluded in his heart that they will never meet again. He concluded this after Céline failed to show up after they had agreed to come to Vienna for some meeting six months after their first encounter.
During a book signing in Paris on his very successful book This Time, he met her again. Céline was present at the reading and signing.
Things have changed between the two of them as they filled each other in on what happened in the nine-year gap. Jesse is now married with a son and Céline is in a relationship, but not married.
Again, they decided to suck the streets of Paris, walking together and talking about life and everything and slowly they start to rekindle the love they had for each other.

There is nothing great like a movie done well, you do not need the huge flashy CGI or A-list actors to make people love your movie. The dedication in acting that Ethan Hawke and Julie Delpy gave in this movie is pretty (for lack of better words). The story and characters were by Richard Linklater and Kim Krizan, who also wrote the story for this movie to which Linklater, Hawke and Delpy developed the screenplay.

Richard Linklater came back to direct this movie and he is one movie make I have come to admire for his dedication to work and loyalty to those who he is more accustomed to working with.
Ethan Hawke and Julie Delpy for me are just fantastic actors and made this movie more masterful in the way they carried it.
This movie was just as much a hit as the first, earning an Academy Award. The box office returns were also very good making over $16 million on a $2.7 million budget.


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