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It's a common misfortune that the third installment of any trilogy usually ends up letting down the target fanbase on some level. The Matrix Revolutions, Back to the Future Part III, The Godfather Part III, Beverly Hills Cop III, Spider-Man 3 and more have all been massive disappointments when compared to their predecessors. Therefore, even for an unlikely franchise that started with Before Sunrise in 1995 and continued with Before Sunset in 2004, Richard Linklater's third installment Before Midnight had some high expectations to live up to when it premiered at Sundance last night. However, Before Midnight is absolute perfection, meets and exceeds expectations and is a frontrunner for the best threequel of all time. Another nine years after Jesse (Ethan Hawke) and Celine (Julie Delpy) had a second rendezvous in France, the once young romantics are now in their 40s, have a home in Paris, but are currently on vacation »

- Ethan Anderton

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