Before Midnight - 8/10
First few minutes...wow this is awkward...well that's kind of the point.
Ten minutes later i'm watching the main characters all talk about nonsense in a car and it's not even interesting to listen to. Seems pretentious.
At this point I'm thinking i'll never make it through, but then I kind of warm up to the movie and then even find myself enjoying it. Just before they get to a hotel i'm thinking that I haven't enjoyed a movie this much since "Mitsuko Delivers". It takes a nose-dive at about 70% of the way through. I won't say why but it gets a bit tedious and it makes me REALLY dislike the wife in the movie.
For me Ethan Hawke really carries most of the movie. If it wasn't for his natural acting skills than it wouldn't have been that good. For me he's kind of a likable character in the movie and I often took his side in some parts. He does kind of look like he hasn't showered in a month. There seems to be some extremely long takes. I don't know how you can keep up such good acting for that long.
The movie is much different than other movies because it's mostly lots of people talking and having interesting conversations. Usually while walking around, driving or having dinner. Not much else. Non-stop talking really. It's similar to say going on vacation and spending time with your family and friends. Not all the talking is interesting but most of it is. Does it sound boring? Well it's not. It's mostly fun to watch. It's pretty funny during many parts. It reminds me of my vacations with my family sort of.
The last 10 minutes made up for the annoying hotel scenes.
I wish more movies were like this and had tons of dialogue/talking. These days it's like Hollywood is afraid of boring people.
I have to say my favorite thing about movies is probably the acting.
BTW when the movie was over I was shocked it was already nearly 2 hours. Felt like it was over in a half hour!
Suggestion: Watch all 3 movies in the series in order.
Is there any other movies out there with just talking? No, seriously. Only one that comes to mind is "My Dinner is Andre".
Edited by tdockweiler - 10/23/13 at 10:08pm