77. BEFORE SUNSET
dir. Richard Linklater
world premiere 2004
U.S. release 2004
Because Celine and I agreed that a sequel seemed like a dubious idea, but Jesse, Richard, Kim, Ethan, and Julie really
pushed, and they had it right, delivering an intimate, persuasive post-date with all the friskiness and melancholy of the original. The
characters are a little wiser, but in some ways just as endearingly foolish. Some things shouldn't change, even as they grow.