I thought it was only one movie, so I went to the nearest video store and rented that movie starring Ethan Hawke and Julie Delpy. It was on the shelf labeled “New Releases” so I took it.
Turns out the movie I watched — “Before Sunrise” was made in 1995. Okay, so that explained a lot of things. First and foremost, why Ethan Hawke looked surprisingly good for his age. The next thing I thought was, “Stupid video store.”
Anyway, the movie was… dragging, to say the least. Talk, talk, talk. It’s about a woman and a man who meet on a train and decide to take a walk around Vienna and fall in love during the day. The entire movie they just talk — about their feelings, their likes, their dislikes, their thoughts about dating and relationships, God, love, commitment…. Wow. I’ve never met a man who could talk that much. Even my talkative boyfriend breathes sometimes.
The movie ends when the next day comes and they have to go their separate ways. They decide to meet each other in six months. Nine years later, there’s a new movie called “Before Sunset.” Typical American guy. Meets a French woman on a train, beds her and never looks back. Julie Delpy’s character’s words, not mine.
Based on its prequel, should I rent this movie? If only to see how graceful they’ve aged (or haven’t), I probably will. I only hope I see more action this time around.