As you may remember, I’ve been very affected by the two Richard Linklater movies “Before Sunrise” and “Before Sunset”. So I was thrilled to hear a third one had been made last summer. It debuted recently at Sundance and got absolutely rave reviews. The problem? I was so curious to know what happened that I read some of the critics’ reviews and now I don’t want to see it. One male critic wrote that the movie “destroyed” him. The dialogoue is pretty intense and the movie ends (SPOILER ALERT) with the audience wondering if this couple that we’ve cared about for the past 18 years will even stay together. Part of the conflict is that he wants to move back to America, where his son with his first wife lives, and she wants to stay in France, where her career and twins girls (with him) are. I haven’t even seen the movie and I’m already upset so you can see whay I won’t be able to see it. Yes, I’m just as silly as my son, who is heartbroken that an “Open Season 4″ probably won’t ever be made, which has him moping around.
(written next day) … or maybe I will see it. I mean, the reviewers just gushed about how great this movie is, even saying it was worth being nominated for an Oscar. I guess I need to know how the last scene ends — will I be happy or miserable. One reviewer said the movie left him “breathless”. What could that mean??