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Before Sunrise

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Now here’s the part where I watched a double disc DVD feature, back to back, of what is arguably two of the most romantic movie without any visible fucking or heavy groping.

The first of the duo, Before Sunrise is a 1995 drama film directed by Richard Linklater and written by Linklater and Kim Krizan. The film follows Jesse (Ethan Hawke), a young American, and Céline (Julie Delpy), a young French woman, who meet on a train and disembark in Vienna, where they spend the night walking around the city and getting to know one another.

or..French Girls will Get Off the Train with You if You Look Like Ethan Hawke

or..French Girls will Get Off the Train with You if You Look Like Ethan Hawke

You should know by now if I put words in a blockquote, it came from Wikipedia or someplace else, I’m too lazy to be making shit up.

Okay Okay Okay Okay

This movie stirs up a lot of distinct emotions in me.  Firstly because I’m a girl, and every girl dreams of being approached by a handsome young American (and plus, not a  psycho, but I guess handsome precedes pyscho) on the train ride back to Paris. The girl would have a big flowing messy hair and this Ethan Hawke look alike would still fall for her. He would be a love skeptic, she would be somewhat diabolical, but they will hit it off. They will have great conversations. These conversations are so great that it justifies an European one night stand in the park.

Yes, I call Before Sunrise by its alternate title: One Night Stand in Europe with a French Chick Who Seems Like a Feminist but Really Isn’t. But Maybe She Is.

But I fucking loved it. I loved the flow of the whole thing. Seriously, Richard Linklater made this feel nothing like an American movie. It’s so avant garde, its so French, its so beautiful. The long pauses, the awkward “I really want to touch your hair” move, Julie Delpy’s fresh face, Ethan Hawke’s crooked teeth. Almost perfect. Almost.

I liked Before Sunrise. Next, we’ll talk about why this movie is not perfect in my opinion, plus, we’ll review Before Sunset. Yes, sunrise comes before sunset. Unless you think the chicken comes before the egg. Duh.

Dopeness factor : 4.0 out of 5.0


Written by strangelittlegirl

April 3, 2009 at 4:19 pm

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