May 17, 2004, 12:52 p.m. CST
by Vincent Gecko
I live in NYC, anyone know how I can catch this way soonish? A release date, info on one of those pre-screenings, heck even a chinatown spot with a pirate copy will do, I have no patience and want to watch this flick yesterday. Also, on an aside does the sequel make any mention of the unpaid bottle they steal/burrow, does that guy ever get paid back or what?
May 17, 2004, 1:02 p.m. CST
I was hoping this was a prequel to Sunset Boulevard.
May 18, 2004, 1:58 a.m. CST
by Tracheotomy Man
This is about the only movie coming out this year that I'm excited about and can't wait to see. I wasn't sure I wanted to see a sequel, but it's all good. And I've always wondered if he sent the money to the bartender...
May 18, 2004, 2:36 a.m. CST
by Cash Bailey
BEFORE SUNRISE is truly special. Nothing less than a perfect, transcendant follow up will suffice.
May 18, 2004, 2:39 a.m. CST
i juz can't wait to see this movie. part 1 was my all-time favorite romance movie. i remember seeing it in 1995 for two days consecutively in the cinema. really like it alot. To the distributor in SG: please dun reject this movie!
May 18, 2004, 3:05 a.m. CST
by Lazarus Long
...when A Scanner Darkly finally hit screens. You have to ask yourself why a guy with this much integrity and talent would allow Keanu Reeves to be cast in his film. Say what you want about Ethan Hawke, but the guy sure tries hard (plus he didn't ruin Gattaca). Reeves was already in one movie that borrowed from PKD (among other sources); isn't doing Scanner a bit repetitious? I'm sure the studio forced Linklater to put some big name in the film, but wasn't anyone else available? I'd rather see Matthew McConaughey at this point. I can only hope that painting animation over Reeves' vacant expressions will still prevent this film from being a disappointment. Too bad there isn't a way to paint over his voice as well. It's sad that other Dick adaptations have featured Tom Cruise, Harrison Ford, Gary Sinise, and noq the film of perhaps his greatest novel gets Keanu. John Woo putting Affleck in Paycheck seemed like the worst it could get--now we know that wasn't true. I'm praying for all of us.
May 18, 2004, 4:15 a.m. CST
Wow Moriarty, I dont write talkbacks often but I just like to tune in this time to say Congrats Man, you still got the touch to write a great review that makes you wanna run out and see the movie without giving too much away. Great Stuff
May 18, 2004, 7:32 a.m. CST
They can continue to visit these characters throughout their lives. Maybe ten-year intervals. It'll be an intimate dissertation on life itself and growth.
May 19, 2004, 12:23 a.m. CST
My wife of 7+ years and I went to see BEFORE SUNRISE the night I proposed. I was worried sick that this might somehow lessen the impact of it. But from the review (which I must admit I only skimmed to see what his opinion was and a couple key points), I'm going to call out the babysitter and make this a must-see. Thanks, M!
May 19, 2004, 4:19 p.m. CST
I remember seeing this movie in the theatre and just loving the quietness of it and how beautiful it was to see these two people talk and get to know each other without any sub plots or murders or explosions. But what do you know, people didnt get to see it because it was lost amongst the BIG movies. I am hoping people have found it on DVD and Video and that this movie is marketed so it does good business. Sure Spiderman 2 and all the Blockbusters have their place but so does this one. Now only if they would come out with a Special Edition of the first movie, it would make my Summer. Go see this movie!!!!
May 19, 2004, 8:06 p.m. CST
It's so cool when someone else "gets" your most favorite overlooked film. Tremendous review! I would credit the writer rather than Celine and Jesse though (unless they ad-libbed a lot)with one of the most intelligent engaging scripts ever. WAKING LIFE, however, was to me disappointing and full-of-itself except for some of the visual style. SUNRISE is kindof the film the admirable LOST IN TRANSLATION wanted to be. Now a genuine reprise!!!! Hope it comes to a theater near moi.
May 20, 2004, 9:28 a.m. CST
If she lost weight since the first, she must be a fucking skeleton.
May 21, 2004, 9:23 p.m. CST
And I wonder about the director. I really do. He doesn't have to do any more to convince us how brilliant he is, but the more he shines with this amazing films the more it seems people ignore him. That's such a fucking shame, ya know? Linklater must sometimes feel like one of those small little voices lost in the wilderness of the crazy Hollywood machine. But his vision is unique...... he has FULL INTERGRITY with his characters (always) -- and Lor' Bless Me, Mr. Frodo, if he isn't due for an Oscar then I don't know which from witch -- if you take my meanin' sir. Breglad out.