Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Travel Movie: Before Sunrise

Unlike Brokedown Palace, the 1995 film Before Sunrise is a best-case-scenario for teenagers travelling abroad. Boy meets girl in a romantic foreign city, they share one night of passionate conversation and fall madly in love.

American Jesse (Ethan Hawke) and French Celine (Julie Delpy) meet on a train, and spend one night in Vienna simply walking around and discussing everything from existentialism to sex. It's an oddly intimate view of the city minus the tourist trappings, and many hidden corners are explored between dusk and dawn.

I'd hate to give away the ending, but it definitely stays true to the romantic notions of idealistic and philosophical 19-year-olds.

Verdict: Rent it

1 comment:

  1. There's a neat story in one of Roger Ebert's books about the storyline from the film coming to life. I wrote about it here:

    http://theoncominghope.blogspot.com/2011/08/awesome-thing-of-day-before-sunrise.html

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