Before midnight

Friday, June 21, 2013 —
BEFORE SUNRISE (1995)




My friend Ana made me watch this. She thought I'd like this movie because... (inside joke na namin yun). Anyway, so last night, I finally watched it! And it made me cry like a baby!! So the story is about two strangers who met on a train from Budapest. They started talking to each other and had this amazing connection. But the catch is that they just had less than 24 hours together. Jesse, the guy, is from America. He was just visiting Europe and is about to fly back to his homeland. Celine is a french girl who lives in Paris. They decided to stay in Vienna for one night. Their conversations were magical and both felt like they could really be something. But the problem is they just met and they needed to be practical about the situation. The distance was a hindrance so they agreed not to communicate with each other so as not to make things hard and complicated. Although they promised to see each other at the same spot 6 months after... 


I'm sure hopeless romantics out there would say: they should've exchanged numbers and tried to communicate/make it work! For the realistic ones, they would totally agree with what Jesse and Celine did. They were just being rational anyway. What do YOU think?



Thought I'd share with you guys the lines I liked!

I kind of see this all love as this, escape for two people who don't know how to be alone. People always talk about how love is this totally unselfish, giving thing, but if you think about it, there's nothing more selfish.

Yeah, I know, I know. It's just, people have these romantic projections they put on everything. That's not based on any kind of reality.

I always feel this pressure of being a strong and independent icon of womanhood, and without making it look my whole life is revolving around some guy. But loving someone, and being loved means so much to me. We always make fun of it and stuff. But isn't everything we do in life a way to be loved a little more?



Isn't everything we do in life a way to be loved a little more?





BEFORE SUNSET (2004)


9 years after, they finally met again in a bookstore where Jesse had the last leg of his book tour. Their promise to each other to meet up in 6 months (after that night in Vienna) didn't happen. This time, they were in Paris but Jesse had to leave again. They only had a few hours to catch up. They walked around the city, talked about their lives, and finally admitted to each other how they regret not communicating. Everything was so different now. Jesse was already married (but unhappy). And Celine was in a state wherein she felt like she lost the capacity to TRULY love someone. 


Some lines that made me think... :)

Celine: The past is the past. It was meant to be that way.
Jesse: What, you really believe that? That everything's fated?

Memory is a wonderful thing if you don't have to deal with the past.

Even being alone it's better than sitting next to your lover and feeling lonely.

They enjoy the goal but not the process. But the reality of it is that the true work of improving things is in the little achievements of the day.

You know, maybe we're - we're only good at brief encounters...




Before Sunset ended on a real cliffhanger so...



I'm really excited for BEFORE MIDNIGHT! I've read the synopsis since sobrang low EQ ako hahaha di ko na ma-antay! I'm watching the advance screening next tuesday :) :) Ahhhh I can't wait!!

It will be out on July 3 in cinemas nationwide! Be cheesy and watch the last full show para saktong before midnight. CHOZ LANG!!!!!! Hahahahahaha :)

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