Before Sunrise

Before Sunrise ★★★★½

What I’m really left wondering about is the amount of steps they got in before sunrise.

Richard Linklater is the master of portraying these specific slivers of life that people just relate to. Everyone had a night like this in their twenties. Or they had the moment on the train except instead of getting off together, they completely blew the opening and regretfully slinked off the train without inviting the person to join them. Then they spent the rest of their lives thinking about the magical night that would’ve happened had they just asked the person to get off the damn train with them. When they would describe the missed opportunity to their friends they’d say, “It would’ve been just like Before Sunrise.”

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