Since I watched Before Sunrise last night, I’ve been quite obsessively thinking about the ending of the movie and what went down between the couple, and sometime after midnight while I was already in bed with the lights off, I considered going downstairs to retrieve my laptop and watch the sequel, Before Sunset. This morning I wrote in my journal that I hope to keep myself busy what with it being New Year’s and all, that I wouldn’t get a chance to watch the movie today and I’ll just wait. Yeah, fat chance. I got on my computer this morning, watched two episodes of Friends, and then immediately put on the movie.
I couldn’t help myself! When I obsess, I become unstoppable.
I’m really glad the movie wasn’t a disappointment, I was afraid of that happening. You know, when you find out something you weren’t really sure whether you wanted to know or not? Well Before Sunset tied up a lot of the strings previously left hanging in the last movie, Before Sunrise. The span of time they had together this time was even shorter than the last, depressingly enough.
A difference between the two movies, however, is that this one really made me cry. Like twice. I hadn’t expected it to. Strangely enough, the choked goodbye at the train platform in the last movie did not move me to tears, but a few guitar strings in Before Sunset did me in.
I’m just oh-so-glad that there will be a final installment, out next year (thank GOD. The wait would’ve killed me.) It’ll be called Before Midnight and it’s out sometime in [hopefully] early 2013. Totes psyched.