Before Sunset

Before Sunset

DVD - 2017
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Two young people meet again after nine years and must decide in the course of an afternoon if they should share the future.
Audience: OFA rating: 14A
Publisher: New York : Criterion Collection, 2017.
ISBN: 9781681432557
Branch Call Number: DVD FIC Befor
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (80 min.) : digital, sound, colour ; 12 cm
Language Note: Closed captioned for the hearing impaired.


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LPL_SarahM Aug 11, 2020

If you hated Before Sunrise, you'll hate this one too but I found it to be a really great follow-up to the classic Linklater film.

Feb 05, 2020

Shot in real time with the two strolling and chatting, small talk gradually segueing into deeper ruminations and unhappy confessions, Linklater’s superb script once again explores “what might have been” as the couple’s old flame, tempered by circumstance and regret, begins to rekindle. And, as in the first film, the chemistry between Hawke and Delpy remains a convincing blend of candour and guarded intimacy. Balanced between two offhand remarks by Celine—“If you don’t believe in any kind of magic or mystery you’re as good as dead” and, “Memories are wonderful things, if you don’t have to deal with the past”—audiences are likewise left yearning for a romantic resolution yet made all too aware of reality and the passing of time right up to that ambiguous final line. As an interesting aside, Miss Delpy wrote and sang her own songs for the film.

JCLZachC Apr 05, 2018

A sequel, set 9 years after Before Sunrise, Jesse and Celine cross paths again in Paris while Jesse is on tour promoting his book. Jesse and Celine set out for a coffee to catch up, which leads to an afternoon walking around Paris and talking. Alternately cynical and hopelessly romantic.

If you think this movie is boring than go back to batman v superman, you plebs.

Mar 13, 2017

I didn't see chemistry between the two leads; wound up feeling like I overheard a conversation that was interesting for five minutes or so.

Jul 27, 2016

Boring movie!

Karen B O'Hara Aug 20, 2014


mariehoppert Aug 20, 2014

I loved the series, I thought the last one ws the best.

Feb 11, 2014

This is a great movie. Nice scenery in Paris and a well written script dealing with philosophical ideas as well as day to day. If you are a looking for an action packed movie stay away, this is one that you need to listen to what they say and think about it later. A very short movie at 80 minutes. Ethan Hawk, you look like a meth addict in this movie!!!

Feb 05, 2014

Since this is a Richard Linklater movie, it's got to be about humans of the "slacker" persuasion. In other words, you have two dorks endlessly babbling dime-store sentiments and philosophy. The only reason I lasted to the end was the faint hope that Delpy would freak out and stab Hawke with an ice pick. Needless to say, my hopes were dashed.

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Aug 06, 2011

I love this story. It is a continuation of a story about Jesse & Celine . It is one of my favorites. LV. 8/4/11 @ 7:01p

Mar 27, 2011

Celine: Do I look any different?
[long pause]
Celine: I do?
Jesse: I'd have to see you naked.

Mar 27, 2011

Jesse: In the months leading up to my wedding, I was thinking about you all the time. I mean, even on my way there; I'm in the car, a buddy of mine is driving me downtown and I'm staring out the window, and I think I see you, not far from the church, right? Folding up an umbrella and walking into a deli on the corner of 13th and Broadway. And I thought I was going crazy, but now I think it probably was you.
Celine: I lived on 11th and Broadway.
Jesse: You see?

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Nov 29, 2011

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Mar 27, 2011

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Mar 27, 2011

It's nine years after Jesse and Celine first met; now, they encounter one another on the French leg of Jesse's book tour.


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Mar 27, 2011

Sexual Content: This title contains Sexual Content.

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