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Before Sunrise


Roger Davidson

Before Sunrise
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The most recent film from Richard Linklater (Slacker), where the plot revolves around two young twenty-somethings (Ethan Hawke and Julie Delpy), who meet on a train in Europe and strike up a conversation. They talk for awhile and find that they have a lot in common. When the train reaches Vienna, they both decide to leave the train together for a walk around the city. Along the way, they fall in love with each other, and discuss various topics such as love, death and how they have dealt with their family, friends and past lovers.

Like a lot of Linklater's work, this isn't for everyone's taste, mostly because it's all talk. However, like My Dinner with Andre, the talk is interesting, witty with intelligent conversation. The two leads are most excellent. This is one of the few romance films of the 1990's, that never uses the same old cloying formula for romance films (like the recent Bed of Roses and Only You), and is completely original in telling its story. A fun sleeper that you should see with someone you love or care about.

My Rating = Three Stars

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