‘Before Sunrise’ story offers unique message to viewers

Love is a different feeling or emotion for everybody based on their own experiences and what they’ve been exposed to. “Before Sunrise” allows viewers to decide what they want love to be and mean to them.

What the past can hold is truly a treat. Richard Linklater’s “Before Sunrise” is exactly that: A piece of history captured in film between two young people in Vienna in one night.
Although fictional, the intimate story shared between Jesse and Céline, played by Ethan Hawke and Julie Delpy respectively, is the love story everybody wants to see.
Linklater creates a world in one city where two people, who met hours prior on a train, can spend the night and create a story nobody could ever forget.
The stories and ideas shared between Jesse and Céline are just so pure.
Nothing can compare in other films of modern-day or from 1995 when this movie was released because stories like this are rarely told.
The dialogue carries the story and the scenes that in any other movie would be boring and hard to pay attention to keeps you hooked because you just want there to be a happy, perfect ending to these two strangers intertwined by fate.
The story is kept grounded but has the almost unnatural feeling of euphoria throughout.
This is a Linklater specialty, being that this can also describe his previous and prodigy of films, such as 1993s “Dazed and Confused” and 2014s “Boyhood.”
Hawke and Delpy own these roles and play them so naturally, it’s hard to imagine them falling in love with anybody else in the world.
The banter and chemistry they share throughout the whole film is unmatched by so many other couples, fictional or real.
The pacing is extremely well done.
The story flows from one scene to the next without a second of hesitation or stutter as so many movies do today.
This film is one of the few with a Rotten Tomatoes critics score of 100% and an audience score of 93%.
This film proves that not every movie coming out has to be some spectacle-superhero-blockbuster-alien-fighting-epic.
It can be a one-night love story in a small town between two strangers who met on a train.
It’s not about the love shared between Jesse and Céline though.
The dialogue explores their beliefs and you can gradually see them understanding each other.
They are both love cynics but for each of their own reasons.
Jesse blames his parents and believes after years of marriage people grow tired of each other and it will never work out, while Céline wants to believe in it but she sees love, less of a romantic subject, yet it’s still almost impossible to achieve.
Céline has a line in the movie that describes what this movie represents in everybody’s love story.
She talks about how while love is almost impossible, it doesn’t matter because the closest humans will get to truly understanding love is to talk to others and understand them, or even try to understand them.
I don’t think ranking these films with numbers can work. Cinematically, this movie is practically perfect.
It has great dialogue, cinematography, and set design (it’s in Vienna so obviously), but this film represents love, and depending on your own opinion you get a different message out of the film.
It is for you to try and understand what the movie is sharing.
“I believe if there’s any kind of God it wouldn’t be in any of us, not you or me but just this little space in between. If there’s any kind of magic in this world it must be in the attempt of understanding someone sharing something. I know, it’s almost impossible to succeed but who cares really? The answer must be in the attempt,” ([Céline] Before Sunrise 1995).