Before Sunset ★★★★★

"My brain felt like it was at rest... and it almost felt like a natural high," -Celine,

- Richard Linklater Ranked:

I want to learn to waltz now.

My heart can only handle so much love Richard Linklater you sadistic fuck. Your spot-on biographies of human emotions give me cinematic heart attacks yet I find it impossible to look away. This movie is one of the best that I have ever seen about missed opportunities, growing older and finding what it is that you really want in life.

It's amazing how when you love someone (friends, family, lovers) it doesn't matter how long you are apart, it just feels like you fall back into a rhythm. Delpy and Hawke manage to maintain that natural chemistry from the first film and it is beautiful. I love how they manage to evoke love, regret, and thoughtfulness.

"Memory is a wonderful thing if you don't have to deal with the past."

As I get older I really feel the meaning of this quote. Life is filled with beautiful and cringy memories... sometimes both at the same time. There is stuff that is difficult to dissect and understand decades later and there are seemingly insignificant moments in life that replay in your head constantly. Before Sunset beautifully addresses the "what ifs" of life in a way that feels so real and tactile... it's an amazing film.

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