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Before sunset will always be my favorite romance film!
Yes. That’s the superior one.
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Are you between 28-40 years old? I feel like 18-22 year olds might like Before Sunrise best, while 40-50 year olds might like before midnight.
I like Before Sunset best
I'm 23 and I prefer Before Sunrise, so that may be accurate. Haven't seen before midnight yet
Disagree that there even is a superior one. People relate to each one differently at different points in the their life.
This. Loved Sunrise and liked Sunset (watched both around 27)…then time passed. Sunset became favorite. Midnight broke my heart and rewatched only 3 times. Someday I’ll “get” Midnight.
Fine. I'll watch it
Before Midnight is superior imo.
Before Sunset Shows what it could be, Before Midnight Shows what it is. The last 10 mins of Midnight was incredible.
I thought it was sad and not in a good way, maybe I was too young for it when I watched it.
Are you my dad? He ranted about this last weekend.
Only if Middle Age is superior than Youth. All three movies explore different minds and ages of the protagonists.
The whole film is perfect and it's just 2 people walking around talking.
This kind of movie is why when people complain about some single element lacking in a movie (like when people say they can’t watch a movie without a plot), or “this movie didn’t need to be made”, I think it’s all silliness.
A great director and talented actors with a good crew can make a great movie about literally anything. Watching paint dry? Sure why not. It’s possible if someone has the vision.
Linklater will challenge viewers everytime.
I also love Linklater's quip about a sequel to Boyhood - I think in an AMA?- that once the kid finishes college, he thinks he will probably go to Europe. Maybe meet a girl on a train... 🤣
Another movie is Shame, by Steve McQueen.
It's pretty slow, and leaves a lot unsaid, but it's amazing. I love good cinematography so much.
It’s an amazing film, but it really disturbed me and stayed with me for a long time afterwards. The siblings were so damaged and I couldn’t stop thinking about why that might be.
'Paterson' - With Adam Driver was like this - completely pointless but I felt a better person after watching it
Well I mean how can you not make a great movie when you feature the greatest city in NJ? Anywhere else in Jersey have a waterfall like that? No? I didn’t think so.
But seriously, yeah, Paterson is a good example.
Jim Jarmusch movies tend to be a little odd just in general. He is a quirky guy.
If you haven’t seen Ghost Dog or Night of Earth, those are like prime Jarmusch. He is one of my all-time favorites.
Well those people are not the audience for these kinda movies ( and a lot of other kind of movies)
That's how I feel about "12 Angry Men". An amazing black and white movie about a bunch of guys sitting in a room.
I seriously underestimated this description. I thought it was gonna be the most boring thing ever. so out of curiosity I go watch the trailer and... wow. I felt it, and it hit hard.
I'd kill for a second chance. 😭
I like Ethan Hawke but I generally don't like romance movies, worth watching still?
Yes. I think it's definitely better with the context of having seen the first film though. For those who don't know, the films are all made - and set - ten years apart, so the second film is the conversation these two characters have when they see each other for the first time in a decade.
The first film is sappy and a little dated, but it's still very good and worth watching, and it makes the second and third films much more powerful.
If you don't want to commit to the whole trilogy just yet, I'd also recommend another Linklater film starring Ethan Hawke called Boyhood, which was filmed over the course of 14 years and shows a boy growing up. One of the best coming of age movies ever.
Nit-pick but it's 9 years apart, not 10.
I did not know that, thanks.
I know these have been out forever, but SPOILERS! I was so happy I hadn't watched the trailer to Sunset and had no idea what happened between the movies and where it was picking up. When I knew Midnight was coming out and a trailer came on I started yelling and scrambling for the remote to mute it and walk away until it was over. 🤣
I totally get it. Just the premise of the film kind of spoils the cliffhanger of the first film.
The Nina Simone scene at the end though...
Not necessarily - the circumstances between Sunrise and Sunset could have happened again. Or the ones between Sunset and Midnight could have been what happened first. For people who don't know the series and haven't seen trailers, they could (of course) read recaps if they wanted which will have that spoiler (the one decision regarding the movie with which I strongly disagree) OR they could do what I did and avoid all details to just watch them without knowing anything.
I managed to not hear any spoilers for Twin Peaks for 25+ years. Finally decided to watch it and saw the first two episodes, mentioned something odd I noticed to my dad and he said "well, yeah, because he's the one who killed her." 🤦🏽♀️ He assumed everyone who lived through that era knew, but I didn't and I didn't bother watching the rest.
Hahaha, that's heartbreaking
I loved the Before trilogy but did not care for Boyhood. The story wasn’t strong enough to overcome the poor acting.
Yeah , it captures real emotion and I think that’s why it’s so good.
You have to really like and value chemistry between actors as a thing that makes you enjoy a movie.
The series is essentially a masterclass in portraying vividly real chemistry and, to an extent, love, on screen.
I love it but I also know people who can't stand it and I don't really disagree with that as a valid stance. Not liking this film is like not liking jazz, IMO.
Don't let these people fool you. They're great films, but if you do not like romance films, you will not like these films. And that's okay.
Fair, but I also always say it's not a rom-com and it's not like a Sleepless in Seattle (or similar, Hallmark, etc.) trilogy would be. That would have sucked. This matures in a way that more people can appreciate, especially as they do the same.
I don’t even know what film this is.
one of the best closing scenes ever.
It still hits. God damn.
It's so good. I remember honestly being kinda bored through Before Sunrise, though I often love a good romance movie. Sunset was so good, though. Midnight was kinda painful. Realistic, sure, but ouf, just watching this couple argue in circles for forty minutes..
Have you seen Malcolm & Marie?
I have not, looks kinda similar?
It's a two-person two hour long argument. It has the same energy as Before Midnight, but I saw it months ago and still can't decide if I liked it or not.
Part of me wants to watch it but man I found Before Midnight exhausting
Then M&M would be worse.
Ouf. On the one hand, a movie I don't enjoy can sorta be good if it gives me the feels, but I don't think I'll be in a rush to watch it hahaha
Yeah. I don't regret watching it, and it was very beautifully shot, but it is tedious and way more contentious than romantic. Now I'd like for you to see it just so you can let me know if I'm right or wrong that you wouldn't like it.
That one, Punch Drunk Love, and Chasing Amy for me
You have great taste.
The taxi scene kills me every time
For me, it's the ending scene. A Waltz for a Night then "you're going to miss your plane." "I know 😁"
I think it is the greatest film of all time.
Ethan Hawke played it so well. He's just so loveable as that character
Totally agree which is also saying a lot because he is also cheating on his wife who isn't a bad person (just not the person he should be with).
A lot of movies in the genre when they have the main character be unfaithful have to make the spouse a bad person but that's not always realistic. They get us on Jesse's side by showing that he is meant to be with Celine rather than disparaging the unseen wife.
RIGHT?!?!?!? I burst out crying.
I had the movie poster on my wall in high school’ I haven’t seen it in years.
Before Midnight was just bleak. I hated how the love disintegrated and it was just so much resentment on top of resentment. It was heartbreaking.
I didn’t take it as love disintegrating. The ending showed that their bond was stronger than resentments. It was a portrait of the familiarity and intense closeness of a long relationship, plus why people say “marriage is work.” Shit happens but it doesn’t necessarily mean the end of a strong relationship.
I thought it was very realistic and true to their characters. A good marriage is not necessarily good or even healthy over the entire 50 or so years it lasts. But it can last and be beautiful anyway. It’s love in a different form than lust, longing or lovers fated to be together like the first two. But, it’s still romance.
I agree with this. It’s clear they very much still love each other, but the reality of very long term relationships and living life together isn’t always easy.
I thought the last one was the best, personally, because of that conflict. Which is probably the minority opinion, lol.
No, I completely agree. It made their literal immaturity fall into place as they both grew enough in their own experiences to find each other again with more knowledge to back up their next steps. I loved it.
Being on the precipice of ending a 16 year old relationship I can tell you that it is sadly accurate of many relationships.
Im a sucker for serendipity.
Ah, I see you're a man of culture as well
Oh gosh. Memory flash of my dad: “that’s the sort of stupid thing you’d do and get yourself killed!”
I thought it was fantastic, but I'm not sure I'd call it a romance movie. More the opposite actually
I like how it tackles issues that usually don't get talked about in romance movies, like growing up and being disappointed with your life.
Yes. It's the best of the three
Sadly story like this will never happen to me in life.
The ending is amazing