Sunday, August 4, 2013


Richard Linklater

Richard Linklater
Julie Delpy
Ethan Hawke

Ethan Hawke
Julie Delpy and others

Linklater's before trilogy is the best trilogy, period. Like good wine, the story of Celine and Jesse ages beautifully. The level of writing in this particular movie easily surpasses Before Sunset, which I felt reached a level that would be difficult to scale but well Linklater proves me wrong.

A million times better than Bernie, the first one hour of the movie had me smiling foolishly and truly enjoying each and every word out of Delpy and Hawke's mouth. Their dialogue writing is perfect. I felt that delpy was robbed of a worthy nomination in the previous installment but if the same happens again, the jury HAS to be blind.

The serious and deep turn the movie takes towards the later half is something which is necessary but unpleasant. The overall impact of the movie is sublime but I just wish that in this one particular scene (I am not mentioning the exact the scene, but it has something to do with a hotel) Linklater would have been a little more subtle. I am 19 so I virtually grew up with this story and hopefully will continue to enjoy it till death do one of them apart.

Pranit’s Rating: 8/10