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Before Sunset (2004)

Ethan Hawke , Julie Delpy , Richard Linklater  |  R |  DVD
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (571 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: Ethan Hawke, Julie Delpy, Vernon Dobtcheff, Louise Lemoine Torres, Rodolphe Pauly
  • Directors: Richard Linklater
  • Writers: Ethan Hawke, Julie Delpy, Richard Linklater
  • Producers: Richard Linklater, John Sloss, Anne Walker-mcbay
  • Format: Multiple Formats, AC-3, Closed-captioned, Color, Dolby, Dubbed, NTSC, Subtitled, Widescreen
  • Language: English (Dolby Digital 5.1), French (Dolby Digital 5.1)
  • Subtitles: English, Spanish, French
  • Dubbed: French
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: R (Restricted)
  • Studio: Warner Home Video
  • DVD Release Date: February 8, 2005
  • Run Time: 80 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (571 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0002YLC24
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #25,042 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "Before Sunset" on IMDb

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Ethan Hawke, Julie Delpy. Nine years after a chance meeting and a romantic one-night rendezvous in Vienna, the paths of two virtual strangers cross again in Paris for a second look at what might be love. 2004/color/80 min/R/widescreen.

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209 of 223 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Sublime. Nearly perfect. August 7, 2004
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DVD extras: Not much, just the theatrical trailer and a 10-minute segment called "on the set of Before Sunset", which intersperses bits of interviews between the two actors and the director. I think most people would find it mildly interesting but definitely not essential.

The film itself: "Before Sunset" is the sequel to "Before Sunrise," a wonderful little film from 1995. You don't have to see that film first, but I'd recommend doing so anyway, because it's very good, and because it increases the emotional impact of "Before Sunset".

If you have seen "Before Sunrise" and liked it, you will almost certainly like "Before Sunset." If you found it boring or otherwise unappealing, then skip "Sunset." The two films share a lot in common: an overwhelming focus on the two main characters, lots of good dialog, and a very sweet love story.

There are a few differences:

The acting is better in "Before Sunset." The Jesse character (Ethan Hawke) is more likeable in "Before Sunset" (some people found him slightly annoying in the prequel). In the sequel, there seems to be more tension: they only have 80 minutes rather than a whole night to figure out if they should be together. There's also more at stake: it's so rare in life to find someone with whom you truly connect, and if you let them go, it's even more rare to get a second chance with them later.

Many people who really liked the prequel said that seeing the sequel gave them the sensation of visiting old friends. I felt this too.

I *URGE* you to be very careful about reading other user reviews. Most reviews I've seen give too many hints about the ending.

Those of you who have already seen this film may be interested in discussing the ending.
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55 of 59 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A love song to love and to Paris May 5, 2005
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"Before Sunset" is a lovely piece of film making that feels like an 80-minute exercise in eavesdropping on a conversation between two real, knowable people--not actors on the silver screen. The movie is a rarity in this age of fifty-million dollar budgets, graphic sex, extravagant sets, and cheesy special effects (none of which I particularly mind; "Sunset" is just a nice departure from the latest multiplex thriller). It never feels contrived, the way most movie romances do; the (abundant) conversation that makes the movie work is flowing and genuine. The characters seem real, not like paid actors at all (attribute that to Hawke and Delpy's perfect on-screen chemistry). I never got the feeling that either were just reciting lines from a script someone else had written (the director and two lead actors are given full writing credit; thus, the feeling of authenticity). This sentiment of realism holds particularly true toward the end of the film, when Celine angrily shouts at Jesse that he ruined things for her, that their night together nine years ago was as good as it'll ever be, and now she's forced to unfavorably compare everything to that. How can anyone act that without feeling it? I wondered.

As its prequel, "Before Sunrise," was nicely set in Vienna, Paris is a lovely backdrop for "Before Sunset," with (blissfully) nary a shot of the Eiffel Tower in sight and not a note of the typical "fall in love in Paris" accordion music. But the cafes, shops, cobblestone streets, and River Seine are all present in their authentic glory.

I thought the ending, in fitting with the rest of the film, was perfect. What ultimately happens is settled in my mind, which may vary from another's interpretation. Isn't it nice to be able to decide the outcome instead of being force-fed the answers? It will be a long time before I see another movie I enjoyed as much as "Before Sunset."
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48 of 52 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The best film so far of 2004 is Before Sunset August 8, 2004
By Ryan L.
Maybe I sound biased because Richard Linklater's 1995 film Before Sunrise is one of my ten or so all time favorite films, but this improved (and I thought that would be impossible!) sequel to an infinitely great film is truly the best film (so far) of 2004. The screenplay, co-written by director Richard Linklater and stars Julie Delpy & Ethan Hawke, is probably one of the most refreshing of this decade. It succeeds on so many levels because of the development of this relationship and the fact that Delpy and Hawke have such a three dimensional knowledge of these complex characters-no, human beings. Fictional of course, but they are still the most humanistic screen "couple" I've ever seen.

Jesse (Hawke) and Celine (Delpy), separated for nine years, are undeniably the soul mates often described in their conversations, the ones that dig deeper than small talk. On a book tour in Paris, where Celine now lives, Jesse finds her watching him through a window as he absentmindedly describes the book he has written, which concerns two fictional lovers who meet and spend a night together-quite obviously autobiographical, when the question is implied by an interviewer. From there on, the two reunite and spend a brief but unforgettable afternoon in Paris, wandering the streets.

The screenplay and direction are flawless. The dialogue and its delivery is so natural, so uncontrived I was convinced even more that these were real people that I knew. After all, I've waited nine years too (okay, not really, I only saw Sunrise a year ago). Linklater just observes all that is going on without overly glamorizing it. Delpy and Hawke take this dialogue and make it into their own-they are those Celine and Jesse as far as I'm concerned. Some of the best acting this year can be found in Sunset.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
They're older, and the conversation is less insufferable
Published 2 days ago by Mandy H.
2.0 out of 5 stars Two Stars
nothing to say
Published 3 days ago by Heather Unluata
4.0 out of 5 stars Subtitles asynchronous.
I'd give the quality a 5/5 but the subtitles for the movie were faster than the movie by couple seconds. So, 4/5
Published 8 days ago by Avi Dubey
4.0 out of 5 stars Bohemian Fantasy continued
I like these movies. Ethan has become the go to actor for movies that take place over 20 years to film. Boyhood is another one. Read more
Published 20 days ago by Lola Jones
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Ethan Hawke is excellent in this film.
Published 27 days ago by Dale Stitt
4.0 out of 5 stars A pretty good sequel
It's a pretty good sequel. Answers a few questions from the first one.
Published 28 days ago by Julia B
5.0 out of 5 stars Smart, perfect romantic movie; amazing direction and acting!
I love romantic movies and I've seen many. This one is my favorite! The story unfolds so masterfully that you would never want it to end. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Amit
5.0 out of 5 stars A sequel that's better than a very good original.
I don't watch many movies these days, but I never tire of this one. Emotional complexity, the beauty of Paris, and an acting and directorial tour de force.
Published 1 month ago by Wayne Harris
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing film making
Amazing film making. Second in series.
Very moving. The concept of a movie spaced years after the first, using the same characters is unique. Good for adults of all ages.
Published 1 month ago by Linda Sneed
4.0 out of 5 stars holds up as a sweet drama of
Delightful, engaging,holds up as a sweet drama of infatuation
Published 1 month ago by Celia Berlin
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