The second installment of this column (all the way back in May) was a veritable love letter to Richard Linklater, Julie Delpy, Ethan Hawke and the three fabulous films they have made together over the last 18 years.
So, yeah, it's very hard not to sound like some kind of fan boy when talking about Before Midnight as it was just one of those films I was predestined to love on so many levels. Like its predecessors, it is frank and funny in how it addresses relationships. I love spending time with Celine and Jesse more than any other movie characters out there. In large measure that's because I relate to them so closely, which is very comforting.
A highlight in a film that is shining with them, is also a first in the series: I am talking about the scene where we get to have Celine and Jessie sit and interact with a large table of people from multi-generations. It's energizing, life-affirming stuff.