Tomas Hachard discusses Richard Linklater’s compelling take on love after the honeymoon, when the real love story is supposed to begin:
Of course, that impression will not last. But neither will any notion that the film trades only in a vision of fading romance, showing us a couple that’s too jaded and exhausted for decisions like the one they made at the end of Before Sunrise (let’s meet here again in exactly six months!) or choices like Jesse’s at the end of Before Sunset (fly home to a loveless marriage or stay in Paris with Celine?). The reality is far more remarkable: with Before Midnight, Linklater, Hawke, and Delpy have crafted a timeless love story from the hateful arguments of a middle-aged couple.
Read the whole review here.
I. NEED. TO. SEE. THIS. MOVIE. NOW.