Just beautiful. Maybe, technically as a movie, it's not that good. But for me, it gives me happiness. It gives maked me smile, it gives me an indescribable feelings that keep telling me that life is going to be fine. Love it!
I've loved this film ever since I saw it as a young man approaching his 20's. It's a rich film unique only to certain filmmakers, such as Louis Malle with a simple but artistic vibe and insistence on a theatrical presentation of dialogue, character and subtext in the mise-en-scene.
Watching this as part of a trilogy and with an audience, the reaction was sublime, i felt i was among friends at a party, we all laughed throughout and I know I shed a few tears, perhaps at grieving the aching innocence of youth's love that I've lost, maybe at the purity of the characters and the bittersweetness of never seeing someone that you have a connection with ever again. Despite the fact that they did meet again (in Before Sunset), real life rarely gives us this.
It's a passionate and honest film with many hands of the same minds and the same love poured in to it. Every little flourish fleshes out a film brimming with life, perfect male-female observation and a timeless quality to the best meet cute film ever. I have previously rated all films in this series at variable levels but all at once they are, like LOTR trilogy, one perfect 10/10 film.
Not corny not cheesy but original, the film’s locations are spot on and the dialogue is enthralling, is it predictable? Yes at times, but the script by Richard Linklater and Kim Krizan is thought-provoking, and engaging, make twist and turns when you don’t expect it to be. Linklater and Krizan create these characters that are spellbinding, Hawke and Delpy bring so much elegance into their characters that’s awe-inspiring also beyond spectacular. On his way to Vienna, an American named Jesse (Ethan Hawke) meets Celine (Julie Delpy), a student returning to Paris. After a prolonged conversations a connection starts between them, Jesse convinces Celine to get of the train with him in Vienna and start a journey. Jesse’s flight doesn’t depart till tomorrow, so he has no money for lodging. They wander off in the city sharing experiences with one and another. As the night progresses so does their bond for each other. The performances are a tour de force under the direction Linklater and this is Richard Linklater’s magnum opus. Linklater creates a tremendous atmosphere which the second reason why the film is so perfect, and has the perfect tone to it. As soon as the film ends you can’t get enough of these characters, they're so interesting and irresistible, but after you watch the next one. Grade A+
This is the most romantic and close to reality love story. Liking and falling for some one, takes a lot of conversation to know the person. The biggest surprise, you never get tired hearing lovers talking about everything in 24hrs.
The idea that I gained form watching this film; when love and compatibility falls into perfect place we doubt it's possibility that it's already happening, and that's when we miss the love really meant for us.
Although this is not a bad film, the also isn't much to like as it is about a young man and woman who meet on a train and get to know one another. The movie is just a conversation they have and there isn't any more to the plot. If they weren't likeable people, the movie would be a total bust. If you are looking for a video to watch, I'm sure you could do better without having to look to hard.