Tom Payne, Mr Kingsley and Skarsgard make a very good act.
Negative parts ?! Missing some link in the voyage between England and the Orient. Some unexplainable jumps in the story, which for sure are treated well in the book. But, it is not disturbing and quiet normal in a big story as this one.
Let say it : A very good movie with realistic problems of our society. For Allen fans a must and for all the others : Really, give it a try.
When in the '70 these people were about 20 years old or less ( university ), today they would be about 55 or 60 years old. Sorry, but Robert Redford and others of the group are just outdated. They really look 80, except Susanne Saradon. In fact, it is Susanne which does the better job of all.
It is a movie just to relax and let you take for the ride. Don't expect anything special. The story could be handled better and with other actors it could be a good movie. And of course a good script to make it interesting.
I saw Robert Redford again in a movie, but I won't repeat it. It was a very good actor, made a good movies and interesting ones, but it is time for him to relax.
This movie, natural, honest about love, life and sexuality could be attended by children of 12 and more, if they are explained things of life ( they also can see all kind of war movies ). Many will say "Oh, lesbian movie, what the hell you are". This is a movie for all of us, independent of your orientation being gay, hetero, bisexual, It is a Love story.
Each feeling, being angry / disappointment / sad / etc , can be seen on the faces of Adele and Emma and by this I have to say that these actresses are just superb, in fact I don't know another word to say extraordinary acting. It has certainly been very difficult for them to make this film. The director : Bravo to him.
There are some scenes which are just fantastic : The first meeting between them, the encounter between them in the lesbian bar in which Adele is in a strange world as adolescent. The tree scene, where they actually get in love both of them. The level of a good love story with all it's feelings and situations has been raised to a higher one. Who can ever do this better.
And the last remark. The film treats the love story, it's personal problems, the passion, but does not handle the problems which can have their family or friends, not in detail.
And now, go and watch it !
So, it is really a different movie of the other "racing movies". We have special effects, we have a bit racing, but moreover : This is a movie about 2 pilots, their life, their target, their professional attitude. And the movie is nice to see for everyone, I think children of +12 included.
The movie takes over 2 hours ( and it could be 3 ) and ends up by a stop sign given to the director some 5 minutes before the end.
Rated a 5 due to the fantastic roles of Ryan Gosling and Eva Mendes in the first 30 minutes ( first part ).
When we saw Jesse and Celine as lovers with their in-depth discussions, well , in Before Midnight they are parents. They had their problems, they have children and all this day to day life is reflected in the movie. It looks like you are watching your own story, so real, so honest and with problems which occur in a 10 years marriage . Of course, being that honest and real, treating problems which you recognize can just be the reason for some not to like the movie. Personally I love it and when leaving the theater, and afterwards, you keep on that smile on you face, you talk about it.
Ethan Hawke and Julie Delpy are actors who are normally not in movies I like, but they are just fantastic in this trilogy. Not one remark on them, outstanding. The movie seems short, although it is one dialog. It is not boring at all. Of course there are no action shots, no thriller, nothing of that sort. It is a movie to pay attention to the dialogs and the situation. May be not that advisable to see shortly after a lunch or dinner and not recommended for strictly Action movie lovers. You should see the movie in OV ( Original Version without dubbing ) due to the different languages used. Anyway, I don't think there is a better version of a movie then the original one.