Before Midnight (2013)

before midnight“If you want love, then this is it. This is real life. It’s not perfect but it’s real.” – Jesse

Number of Times Seen – 1 (18 Nov 2014)

Brief Synopsis – Once again we pick up with the lives of Jesse and Celine 9 years after their previous meeting and 18 years following their initial encounter this time in Greece.

My Take on it – I was quite skeptical that this premise would work when I viewed the original, but now two sequels along, I must admit that I really enjoy visiting these characters and learning where nine years have taken them in between our encounters with them.

Director Richard Linklater and actors Ethan Hawke and Julie Delpy do a wonderous job of continuing the story of these two accidental lovers.

I wasnt sure how and where they would decide to have the characters meet this time that would be believable, but it was done in a way that I wouldn’t have expected and was once again unique.

The script is great and the conversations seem to flow very believably and equal if not slightly surpass the previous two scripts.

I wonder if they plan on doing this again in 2022.

I sure hope so.

Bottom Line – Once again the trio of Linklater, Hawke and Delpy give us an interesting and entertaining peak into a relationship and its evolution over the years. Great script that equals both previous ones. Highly recommended!

Rating – Oscar Worthy


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8 thoughts on “Before Midnight (2013)

  1. For some reason I just have never found this trilogy to jump out at me. After seeing Boyhood earlier this year, though, I think my eagerness to discover this story has jumped up a notch. Nice work Rob, it’d be interesting to see if they do indeed make another down the road!


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