Satisfying! May 14, 2008
Nine years ago, Jesse met Celine on a train and spent a day together that marked them both indelibly. This was the basis of the film Before Sunrise - now, Jesse is back in Celine's hometown of Paris, touting his book which happens to be a novel using that day as the basis. The two actors still have good chemistry, and they both hold that day tightly in ways that feel real -- they've each moved on in some ways, and not at all in others. Reconnecting now, they find out what each other has become and all the while, the backdrop is what may become of the two of them going forward. A satisfying if not altogether brilliant follow up to a quiet cult film from 1995.