Before Sunset ★★★★½

This was pure magic. The first film was very charming, but this sequel was even more special. I've been excited to watch this for awhile. Especially after watching the first in this trilogy recently. I was expecting to like it. But I wasn't expecting to like it as much as I did.

I found that the beauty of this film was elevated even more because of how much it benefited from the development in the previous film. These were fully established characters now that are reunited in such a wonderful take on a love story.

There was so many elements about this film that had me in awe. The dialogue and chemistry between Ethan Hawke & Julie Delpy was even better - and that's incredible to say with the almost impossible task of their performances in the last film.

I was blown away with how this film actually took place in real time. There was no time skips or anything of the sort. We followed both these characters through an afternoon walk in Paris from start to finish. And it was gorgeous.

I would go as far to argue that this is one of the greatest sequels we've ever had. It's short, simple and sweet. You saw it with the first but even more with this. The amount of passion put into the story is breathtaking. An incredibly stunning film. I couldn't be more excited for the next one.

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