This film concludes one of cinema's great trilogies. Director Richard Linklater and stars Julie Delpy (Celine) and Ethan Hawke (Jesse) revisit their characters from 1995's Before Sunrise and 2004's Before Sunset in a beautiful study of life and love, which stands on its own while adding emotional resonance to the other two. The current chapter spends another day with the characters, this time in Greece, but things are a little different. While still extremely connected to one another, additional people also command their attention and somewhat limit their personal time together. The series' trademark intense, thoughtful and personal conversations remain. The discussions are often as hilarious as they are engaging, reminding us what made the couple such a lovable pair that they could hold our interest more than 20 years later. (R, 108 mins.)
Starts June 19.