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before midnight | 2013

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Before Midnight it's been the only movie that has changed my whole perception on the film on the last twenty minutes. It shows the story of a couple who have been living together for quite a long time and that know each other very well. They've got two daughters and the guy, Jesse has a son from a previous relationship - both, the son and the previous relationship are very present during the feature film. 

As for when it starts, you don't know very well what is happening, there's a 10 minute or so scene where the couple and the daughters are driving from the airport, where they've left Henry, Jesse's son, back to the place where they've been spending their holidays. During that drive we can see something is going on with this couple. Everything changes when they get to the house where they during the holidays. There they have lunch and talk about people. love, the gender... something that could be described as "random". It comes out that Celine and Jesse have been invited to spend a night alone in a hotel in the south of the Peloponeso. 

Everything seems a mess and kind of weird because there's not really action in this movie. Richard Linklater shows us that the words also can make a movie function even though I found it was a little bit awkward and in some parts a little bit boring the last twenty minutes are amazing, the discussion between the couple shows how love can be a marshy place and make people go crazy, mad, angry... Ethan Hawke is really into his character, a writer, he really is as it is Julie Deply, amazing. Enjoyable, but not recommended if you want action, if you like words, then that's your movie.

p.s: this is the third part of a "sequel·


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