“Isn’t everything we do in life a way to be loved a little more?”
– Celine

SYNOPSIS: A young man and woman meet on a train in Europe, and wind up spending one evening together in Vienna. Unfortunately, both know that this will probably be their only night together. – via IMDB

I know I am in the extreme minority with this one (apparently), but I found it really hard to get excited about this one while watching it, and after. In fact, I have no real excitement to write this review, either. I watched this weeks ago and haven’t even been able to muster the oomph to write about it. I really don’t want to write a half-assed review, so let’s see how it goes.

I totally don’t mind a dialogue based movie at all. I really don’t, if I feel that the dialogue is worth following. For me, that wasn’t the case here. It came off as pretentious and meh, like it was trying too hard. Truly. For two, I do like Ethan Hawke, a lot, I think he gets a lot of flak and he really isn’t the terrible actor that people say he is. I just thought that there was like no chemistry between him and Delpy. The runtime, too, felt like the movie was forever and two days long and it was actually (technically) a really short movie.

Okay, you know what, I am just going to leave it there. I didn’t like this, and I really wanted to. There was this romantic angle that could have been more than it was. Not because I wanted some Disney-style something, but because I really thought that this could have been more genuine. For some it probably is, for me it fell flat. I know there are two more movies in this trilogy that is so well loved, but I don’t know if I will be taking the time to check them out.

8 thoughts on “July Blind Spot Review: Before Sunrise (1995)

  1. alexraphael says:

    Wow, we usually agree but when we don’t haha. It’s like we saw two different movies.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Zoë says:

      HAHA! Usually we are in the same boat, but not this time!

      Liked by 1 person

  2. abbiosbiston says:

    I haven’t watched this in YEARS but I remember really liking it.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Zoë says:

      I’m in the minority with this one xD


  3. Keith says:

    Ouch. I really liked Sunrise but enjoyed Sunset even more. For you though, if you didn’t care for this one I can’t imagine the others doing much for you.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Zoë says:

      That’s what I am thinking. I just don’t know if I am willing to sit through another two of these. Oh well.

      Liked by 1 person

  4. Super surprised here. I didn’t absolutely LOVE this movie, but I liked it. I’ve had a couple Before Sunrise experiences, so I appreciate this film. I find it better than the other two, so maybe just skip those lol!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Zoë says:

      Haha, one of my more surprising reviews, it seems. That’s pretty cool though. Yep, I think I will be skipping the others.

      Liked by 1 person

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