Describe it in 25 words or less.
Pete: The continuing life saga of Jesse and Celine, who met on a train in Vienna almost 20 years earlier.
Brigette: Twenty years after first meeting, Jesse and Celine are struggling to hold their relationship together.
Pete: Romantic Drama
Who was your favorite character and why?
Pete: Patrick because of his charm.
Brigette: Jesse because he was honest and realistic.
Who was your least favorite character and why?
Pete: Celine because she appeared slightly unstable.
Brigette: Celine because she was insecure and often irrational.
Did it grab you immediately or did it take a while?
Pete: It grabbed me immediately and dragged me deep into the ‘feel’ of the story. I think I can relate to the relationship mostly because I’m also in my forties and have children.
Brigette: The opening scene was heart-wrenching and grabbed me right away, the dialog was also the best I’ve heard in a very long time, but about ¾ of the way through it made me cringe with how real it got.
Pete: “I don’t ogle girls, I make love to them with my eyes.” – Jesse
Celine: “I love your mom. You’re always so hard on her.”
Jesse: “That’s because you missed the f***ed up years; you’re just getting the good era.”
How was the soundtrack?
Is it part of a series and have you seen the rest of the series?
Brigette: I have seen the previous two films: Before Sunrise and Before Sunset and enjoyed them very much. I love this concept of real time sequels.
Pete: I’ve seen the first two installments (Before Sunrise, and Before Sunset) and found them both fascinating films.
How was the ending?
Pete: The ending was realistic but kept me guessing.
Brigette: A relief.
What was the moral of the story?
Pete: Family is often very complicated and messy.
Brigette: Relationships are messy but worth it.
Who would you recommend it to?
Pete: Anyone who has been in a long term relationship, or a relationship with someone from another country, or authors.
Brigette: People in committed relationships.
Recipe: Greek Salad
Beer Pairing: (Pete’s specialty) Midnight Sun Brewing’s Meltdown Double IPA
Favorite Architectural Detail: (Pete’s other specialty)
Ruins in Methoni
What one thing would you like to change about your spouse?