Tuesday, February 19, 2013
Now Richard Linklater's Before Sunrise focuses on the very thing that I criticize yet it's handled in a very lovely manner. A film about two people simply talking to one another sounds boring to some. To others, it sounds perfect.
Starring Ethan Hawke and Julie Delpy, the film is simply quiet musing of a possible relationship coming to life. Physical attraction is not the main focus here. It's more about their shared beliefs of the world around them.
That's the other thing I liked about Before Sunrise. Their conversations didn't sound fake in the slightest. (Then again, it doesn't hurt that Hawke and Delpy had a hand in writing the script.) It's a simple thing like that I admire.
Anyway, Before Sunrise definitely managed to soften my cynical heart. It just goes to show you don't need a film full of sex scenes to make for a great love story. Man, am I looking forward to the next chapter of this story.
My Rating: *****