Directed by: Richard Linklater
Starring: Ethan Hawke, Julie Delpy
MPAA Rating: Rated R for some strong languages.
Genre: Drama, Romance
Yaa, one of my favorite movies all-time. Film yang tidak akan bosan saya tonton walaupun berulang kali. Biasanya romance is all about love, diisi dengan dialog2 manis penuh bullshit, happy ending, happily ever after, kekuatan cinta yang mengalahkan even the strongest villain etc etc, then those are nowhere to be seen on this movies. Bisa dibilang film ini adalah smart romance, romantis karena bercerita tentang pertemuan dua orang berlawanan jenis yang menghabiskan waktu bersama, smart karena dialognya benar-benar tidak mengumbar janji-janji romantisme, malahan mereka membicarakan tentang kehidupan, fakta disekitar mereka yang terkadang lucu dan menarik.
Before Sunrise mengisahkan pertemuan Jesse dan Celine di sebuah kereta, disinilah mereka mulai mengobrol dan saling menemukan kecocokan diantara keduanya. But soon ketika Jesse harus turun di Vienna, ia nekat mengajak Celine untuk ikut turun dan menghabiskan 1 hari di Vienna bersama.
Jesse: Alright, I have an admittedly insane idea, but if I don’t ask you this it’s just, uh, you know, it’s gonna haunt me the rest of my life
Jesse: Um… I want to keep talking to you, y’know. I have no idea what your situation is, but, uh, but I feel like we have some kind of, uh, connection. Right?
Celine: Yeah, me too.
Jesse: Yeah, right, well, great. So listen, so here’s the deal. This is what we should do. You should get off the train with me here in Vienna, and come check out the capital.
Jesse: Come on. It’ll be fun. Come on.
Celine: What would we do?
Jesse: Umm, I don’t know. All I know is I have to catch an Austrian Airlines flight tomorrow morning at 9:30 and I don’t really have enough money for a hotel, so I was just going to walk around, and it would be a lot more fun if you came with me. And if I turn out to be some kind of psycho, you know, you just get on the next train.
Jesse: Alright, alright. Think of it like this: jump ahead, ten, twenty years, okay, and you’re married. Only your marriage doesn’t have that same energy that it used to have, y’know. You start to blame your husband. You start to think about all those guys you’ve met in your life and what might have happened if you’d picked up with one of them, right? Well, I’m one of those guys. That’s me y’know, so think of this as time travel, from then, to now, to find out what you’re missing out on. See, what this really could be is a gigantic favor to both you and your future husband to find out that you’re not missing out on anything. I’m just as big a loser as he is, totally unmotivated, totally boring, and, uh, you made the right choice, and you’re really happy.
Celine: Let me get my bag.
And so be it, mereka berjalan bersama, roaming around the beautiful Vienna. Dan, aww, dialognya, benar2 tersusun rapi, indah, jujur, ga ada lebainya, and meaningful, mengajak kita untuk berpikir kembali tentang berbagai hal. Check this one out
Celine: You know, I’ve been wondering lately. Do you know anyone who’s in a happy relationship?
Jesse: Uh, yeah, sure. I know happy couples. But I think they lie to each other.
Celine: Hmf. Yeah. People can lead their life as a lie. My grandmother, she was married to this man, and I always thought she had a very simple, uncomplicated love life. But she just confessed to me that she spent her whole life dreaming about another man she was always in love with. She just accepted her fate. It’s so sad.
Jesse: I guarantee you, it was better that way. If she’d ever got to know him, I’m sure he would have disappointed her eventually.
Celine: How do you know? You don’t know them.
Jesse: Yeah, I know, I know. It’s just, people have these romantic projections they put on everything. That’s not based on any kind of reality.
and this one is true, i think
Jesse: Why is it, that a dog, sleeping in the sun, is so beautiful, y’know, it is, it’s beautiful, but a guy, standing at a bank machine, trying to take some money out, looks like a complete moron?
Chemistry antara Ethan Hawke dan Julie Delpy truly truly truly tercipta dengan naturalnya. Untuk menguatkan kesan nyata di film ini ternyata Richard Linklater sang sutradara sering menggunakan satu take tanpa putus. Dan itu berhasil film ini benar-benar terlihat seolah nyata, keindahan yang ditawarkan Before Sunrise adalah emosi yang ditimbulkan kedua karakternya.
Jesse: You know what’s the worst thing about somebody breaking up with you? It’s when you remember how little you thought about the people you broke up with and you realize that is how little they’re thinking of you. You know, you’d like to think you’re both in all this pain but they’re just like “Hey, I’m glad you’re gone”.
and again, maybe that’s true
My rating: 10/10