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Before Sunset (2004) Movie Information

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Richard Linklater


Ethan Hawke
Julie Delpy
Vernon Dobtcheff
Louise Lemoine Torres
Rodolphe Pauly
Mariane Plasteig





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9 years have passed since Jesse and Celine first met ("Before Sunrise") as they meet each other again in France to discuss their past and what could have been.

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Snoogans 07/15/2013 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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An organic continuation of 'Before Sunrise'. We meet up with these characters years later, as they pick up right where they previously left off. It's everything that the first film was in terms of the writing, directing, and acting. I'd give 'Before Sunset' all of the same praises. I didn't quite enjoy the ending as much this time. Yet, it does carry more curiosity with it and makes me want to see the next in the series, 'Before Midnight', all the more.

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worleyjamers 06/29/2013 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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Even better than the amazing first film! Jesse and Celine reunite after 9 years and their relationship is just as affecting as ever. Before Sunset benefits (again) from a brilliant screenplay and a special/indescribable chemistry between Ethan Hawke and Julie Delpy. This film cannot be missed.

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frenchfreyteetor 05/30/2011 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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As disappointing as the first one. Maybe a bit more boring.

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mitchellyoung 10/05/2010 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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Works as well, if not better, as the original. The characters are older, a bit more world-wise, and this shows in the dialogue and the way they behave towards each other. A ponderous, realistic film.

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10/02/2013 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

What was and could have been.

This film tops the two others in the remarkable 'Before' trilogy.
That may seem as a blunt statement to make right away, but Before Sunset had what Sunrise and Midnight didn't have: Remorse.

This is an almost heart-breaking film in my eyes.
Although it has no consistent tone, motif, definite example or evidence to support the claim, I perceived it as very dark from the start.
The dialogue was fresh and interesting in Sunrise as well, but this one offers so much more that doesn't meet the eye.

Ethan Hawke and Julie Delpy are excellent once again in the roles they were, I'm positive, born to play.
I would take their charisma and lengthy smalltalk over explosions and CGI every day of the week. I don't think there is a single line of dialogue out of place in the entire movie, and th...

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10/20/2011 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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A rare sequel that surpasses the brilliance of its predecessor. This was just perfection, authentic and well-paced. Jesse (Ethan Hawke) and Celine (Julie Delpy) meets again after their encounter 9 years ago in Vienna. Jesse promotes his bestselling novel This Time in a books store in Paris where Celine was waiting for him to finish promoting. They stroll and converse to catch up with lost time and revealing how their lives have evolved. Authentic and proficiently executed camera work makes you feel a part of their conversations. The soundtrack was pertinent depending on the mood of the scene and Delpy and Hawke manages to convince that the flame was never lost. I thoroughly enjoyed this better than Before Sunrise not only because of the characters maturity, added humor, and scenic ...

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