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Before Midnight -- We meet Celine and Jesse 9 years on. Almost 2 decades have passed since that first meeting on a train bound for Vienna, and we now find them in their early 40's in Greece. Before the clock strikes midnight, we will again become part of their story.
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Writers (WGA):
Richard Linklater (written by) &
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Release Date:
14 June 2013 (USA) See more »
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Everything's better with maturity
Plot:
We meet Jesse and Celine nine years on in Greece. Almost two decades have passed since their first meeting on that train bound for Vienna. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Awards:
Nominated for Oscar. Another 26 wins & 54 nominations See more »
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Not as wonderful as the last one but definitely worth your time See more (279 total) »

Cast

  (Cast overview, first billed only)

Ethan Hawke ... Jesse

Julie Delpy ... Celine

Seamus Davey-Fitzpatrick ... Hank
Jennifer Prior ... Ella
Charlotte Prior ... Nina
Xenia Kalogeropoulou ... Natalia
Walter Lassally ... Patrick

Ariane Labed ... Anna

Yiannis Papadopoulos ... Achilleas (as Yannis Papadopoulos)

Athina Rachel Tsangari ... Ariadni

Panos Koronis ... Stefanos
Enrico Focardi ... Child
Manolis Goussias ... Child
Anouk Servera ... Child

Yota Argyropoulou ... Hotel Clerk
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Rated R for sexual content/nudity and language
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109 min
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Trivia:
Ethan Hawke described Before Sunrise (1995) as a film about what might be, Before Sunset (2004) as a film about what could or should be, and Before Midnight (2013) as a film about what is.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: Jesse's hair style changed when he and Celine are in the hotel room. The hair style is back to the previous style again when they sit outside.See more »
Quotes:
Jesse:If you want love, then this is it. This is real life. It's not perfect but it's real.See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Vale (2015/I)See more »
Soundtrack:
Gia ena tangoSee more »

95 out of 127 people found the following review useful.
Not as wonderful as the last one but definitely worth your time, 22 June 2013
Author: Elaine Sanfey from Dublin, Ireland

I enjoyed Before Sunrise when I first saw it, and thought it was a clever, charming movie with an innovative approach. In my opinion though, Before Sunrise was vastly elevated by being paired with Before Sunset 9 years later.

Before Sunset is an exceptional movie, much more melancholic than its predecessor, but understandably so because the characters had grown up and had to let go of childish notions of fairytale happy ever afters. What makes Before Sunset so wonderful though is the notion throughout that even though things went wrong it's never too late to fix them.

Before Midnight is a different film to the previous two. In my opinion it is about two people who, having made the mistake of losing contact the first time, will work to make sure it never happens again. They were never going to have a fairytale life because they are both very complicated, and I liked the realism of how their relationship developed as they got older.

I strongly disagree with other reviewers who say that Before Midnight can be watched without seeing the previous two. I criticised people who did that for Before Sunset and would caution against it even more for this one. Before Midnight relies on the idea that the audience understands how complicated the characters are and therefore continues to like them even when they do things which could seem nasty and shallow.

In summary, while my favourite of the three movies remains Before Sunset, Before Midnight adds richly to the overarching story that has been told, in real time over 18 years, of two characters that fans of the series have grown to love. As a three part series, the Before movies are practically perfect.

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