Before Midnight: the rare third entry of a trilogy that succeeds in being on par with its two previous masterclasses. A one-part interlock onto the flourishing marriage we’ve all dreamt of having, a second-part digestion in the unavoidable dilemma of love. It’s Richard Linklater’s final scribbles of the poem; a lasting acceptance of the conflicting way humans function in situations of relationships.
So yes, it’s an absolutely phenomenal closer. Before Sunrise, Before Sunset, and Before Midnight effortlessly make up one of those rare trilogies that avoids taking any dips or rises in its extensive age, but rather maintains its course in a perfect, linear river. I have a gut feeling that these movies will definitely play a major role in my life as I continuously grow older and blossom into the same-old hags that dear Celine and Jesse are.
Bravo, Linklater. I guess this means you’re my new God now. Yikes.
“Before Midnight” is now available to stream on Vudu, YouTube, Amazon Prime, iTunes, and Google Play.