I heard a rumour that Ethan Hawke and Julie Delpy had secretly filmed a third installment to the 'Before Sunrise' and 'Before Sunset' movies. So, on my latest trip to United Video to get my 5 movies for $10, I got out the first two to be up to speed when 'Before Midnight' comes out. These two young people meet on a train when they are 23 and spend the night together in Vienna before Ethan Hawke (much rattier looking than I remember) has to catch a plane home. The two have philosophical conversations and decide not to exchange phone numbers. Considering this is pre Facebook, it got me to thinking that this plot wouldn't work nowadays because you can ALWAYS stalk people later. It's so romantic. I tried to be cynical but I couldn't. There is something about two people making a connection that is so beautiful. I loved the first one and was keen to watch the second one the next day. 'Before Sunset' is about when the couple meet up 9 years later in Paris. The ethereal Julie Delpy is still beautiful in her 30s and the two lovers hit it off straight away. The second movie isn't very long (77 minutes) and at the end of it I was pondering "Something was missing from that movie." "A plot" My husband said. But, he just doesn't get it so we won't listen to him! Even though I didn't like the second movie as much as the first, I am still keen to see the third. 'Before Sunset' also has such a beautiful quote in it said by Celine that I thought about it for a couple of days afterwards: "You can never replace anyone because everyone is made up of such beautiful specific details....What is lost is lost...I will miss of the person the most mundane things...Like I remember the way your beard has a bit of red in it and how the sun was making it glow that morning right before you left. I remember that. And I missed it." Sob! So romantic.
Lisette Prendé and Mariana Collette are BFFs. The met on their first day of high school and have been making each other laugh ever since.