Before Midnight: When Love Hurts

Like sunlight, sunset, we appear, we disappear. We are important to some, but we are just passing through.

Yesterday, me and Eric watched this brilliant movie. It’s the third sequel and I think it just keeps getting better unlike others. I felt robbed when it ended, I didn’t notice that two hours had already passed.

Before Sunrise was great, Before Sunset was brilliant, but Before Midnight is the best one yet. After their romantic meeting and reuniting, Jesse and Celine are still together with a beautiful set of twins. Jesse struggles to make a connection with his son Henry, who lives with Jesse’s ex-wife. Celine refuses to live in Chicago which starts a whole lot of fighting dialogue that you’d actually want to listen to compared to your own parents’. What happened after? Well I’ll just let you figure it out yourself.

These kind of movies are very different than the usual that we see today. And in all honesty, I prefer it more. The abundance of dialogues is not irritating, it’s not boring, in fact it will just make you hang on every word. A lot of quotable quotes too. The entire movie, even. It shows the lost depth of conversation, talking about things other than celebrities or the stock market. It still had the quality it originally had after all these years, feeling like you’ve been with them all this time ever since the ‘Baby, you’re going to miss that flight’. The series has been true to its promise, and it will if it possibly makes another. The lines feel so casual, like it always has been even from the previous movies.

I’m pretty sure it wasn’t the PMS, but I cried twice watching this movie. Eric said he had an emotional turmoil. If a movie makes a closet macho and a realistic gal cry, then you know the movie is not just another cliched, predictable one. It hit close to home, but whether you’re in a relationship or not, it can definitely make you cathartic. And on a spectrum too, it’s goal is not to make you cry alone, if ever I made that impression. It’s witty, funny, romantic, heartbreaking and hopeful at the same time.  I didn’t feel the hours pass because it was so engaging.

Over all, I highly recommend everyone to watch this. I suggest you watch the previous sequels first. It was money well spent.

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