Saturday, June 1, 2013

Before Midnight (2013)

Director: Richard Linklater. Cast: Ethan Hawke, Julie Delpy. 108 min. Rated R. Drama.

Every time I see another episode of the Linklater/Hawke/Delpy saga, I'm astounded: How can they pull off an entire movie of two characters walking and talking ... about the boring subject of love?! Well, after Before Sunrise and Before Sunset, they pull it off again in Before Midnight, and they do it to perfection. Similar to Michael Apted's 7-Up documentaries, we live with these magnificent screenplays every nine years, and Ethan Hawke's Jesse (almost my age) again talks with Julie Delpy's Celine right from my mind. They can keep making these every nine years, and I'll keep watching them forever.

PS: Three MoMagics in two weeks! I'm on a roll here!

Mo says:


  1. Impressive trivia :

    Dedicated to the memory of Amy, the woman who was the inspiration for Before Sunrise. Richard Linklater had spent a night walking and talking around Philadelphia with her, but eventually they lost contact. Some time between Before Sunset and Before Midnight, he finally learned that Amy had died many years before in a traffic accident, so he dedicated the movie to her.

    1. Interesting, because I thought Linklater, Hawke and Delpy wrote all three movies, and therefore the latter two have been very much in synch with the Linklater to be able to help him write the script.