Sunday, June 16, 2013

Before Midnight - Movie Review

Before Midnight (R) 109 minutes A-
Still there, Still there, Gone

Starring Ariane Labed, Athina Rachel Tsangari, Ethan Hawke, Julie Delpy, Seamus Davey-Fitzpatrick, Walter Lassally, Xenia Kalogeropoulou

Almost twenty years ago (eighteen to be exact), the talkiest romantic drama trilogy ever made was born, Before Sunrise.  Nine years later came Before Sunset and nine years after that we have Before Midnight... arguably the best of the three.  This time Jesse and Celine are in Greece, married with twins, and struggling with relationship issues not uncommon to most fortysomething couples.  This film is uncomfortably realistic at times, while Delpy (always intoxicating) and Hawke fill the screen with effortless chemistry.  This one is not for everyone, but it should be. Good stuff!   

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