January 7th, 2021


Movie Critique - Before Sunrise (Before Trilogy #1)

For review of all movies in this trilogy, go here.

Stars: 5 / 5

Recommendation: The beauty of the entire film is the way the filmmakers showcase human emotions in the most simplest of the ways - with a touch, with a smile, with some stimulating conversations. One of those films that makes you feel alive; a feel good movie when you are down; not just a simple love story; keeping it to real life; and thoroughly entertaining and charming you. 

Before Sunrise is a 1995 romantic drama film directed by Richard Linklater, produced by Anne Walker-McBay, released by Castle Rock Entertainment. This is the first of the three movies made under the Before Trilogy. It stars Ethan Hawke, Julie Delpy, Andrea Eckert and Hanno Pöschl among the lead cast. The screenplay was written by Kim Krizan and the director Linklater.

Jesse (portrayed by Ethan Hawk), a young American man, meets Celine (portrayed by Julie Delpy), a young French woman, on a train from Budapest. They decide to disembark in Vienna and spend an entire night roaming through Vienna, walking, talking, visiting several sights, and in the process knowing each other and falling in love.

A while ago friends from my blogging world had recommended this trilogy. This was almost 12 years ago, when only the first two films were made. I never could find the DVD from library when I had time to watch, and many times missed it when aired on TV. Finally HBO aired the first two films a few months ago. This review is for the first film in the trilogy. Hey! Better late than never, right! :P

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