Before Sunrise Tuesday, 31 March 2020

Before Sunrise

Additional Info

  • Rating:

    M: Medium level coarse language.

  • The pitch:

    A little ray of sunshine.

  • Starring:

    Ethan Hawke, Julie Delpy, Andrea Eckert, Hanno Pöschl, Karl Bruckschwaiger, Tex Rubinowitz, Dominik Castell

  • Directed by:

    Richard Linklater

  • Running time:

    105 minutes

  • Rated:

    M (Australia), 15 (UK), R (USA)

  • VIOLENCE/GORE:

    Arguing. Fascism, war, boat accidents, suicides, killing boyfriend, homicidal mania, cannibalism mentioned.

  • SEX/NUDITY:

    Sexual feelings, promiscuity, sexual activity discussed. Kissing, flirting. Skimpy dancewear.

  • VICES/DRUG USE:

    Alcohol (beer, wine, spirits). Smoking. Card games played. Buying crack, doing drugs mentioned.

  • LANGUAGE:

    F-words, s-words, p*ss, d*ckhead. Name-calling, religious references. Cultural, ethnic stereotypes.

  • THEMES:

    Young love, romance, bonding, train journeys, European travel, Vienna, small talk, impromptu decisions, music, ex-relationships, public transport, dysfunctional parents, fortune-telling, art, poetry, dancing, skepticism, gender politics, spontaneity, time.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS:

    Deceased grandmother, deceased girl, divorced parents mentioned. Birth discussed. Cemetery, church setting. Horses, rabbit, full moon, palm-reading. Fear of flying, plane accident, time travel, pregnancy, mind-control, reincarnation, ghosts mentioned. Sky-high aerial cinematography. Some German language (no subtitles).

  • CRITICS LIKE:

    Lovely, wistful, simple, moving, romantic, wise, successful, timeless, complex, reminiscent, intelligent, convincing, inspired, transcendent. Superb performances, amiable characters, engaging screenplay. A celebration of the ordinary.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE:

    Unconventional, dialogue-heavy.

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