Because I hadn’t seen Before Sunrise, I didn’t know what to expect from Before Midnight, so I watched both. OMG, I was so terribly bored after half an hour of constant chatter. This movie had maybe 4 to 6 other characters who played very little importance to the film. Before Midnight is the sequel to Before Sunrise and both were mainly two people meeting on a train and falling in love. Scenes included endless walking and talking and little to no action. The sequel offered a little more, as it had a few meaningful characters that contributed little but was a welcome site because I was so tired of Ethan Hawke and Julie Delpy. The sequel takes place in Paris and is 20 years after their first meeting. I’m not sure why this movie was nominated for anything but it has an Adapted Screenplay Oscar nomination. If you look up Before Midnight on IMDB, it has an 8.1 rating. I’m not sure why, obviously there are many who don’t agree with me but this is a review that reflects my opinion. I will acknowledge that some good points came out of their dialogue but that’s the only good thing I have to say about the movie.
[BEFORE MIDNIGHT is nominated for Adapted Screenplay]