Before Sunrise, Before Sunset

Wednesday, January 13, 2010 , Posted by Johnny Fuery at 12:58 AM

Originally Published 2005-04-19 22:41:33

I watched both movies in the last week:

Before Sunrise

Before Sunset


I really like Delpy's rant in the car toward the end of Before Sunset. It reminds me of... many in my circle. Including myself.

"I was thinking, for me, it's better I don't romanticize things as much anymore... it doesn't make me sad, it's just the way it is...

"Obviously, I can't deal with the day-to-day life of a relationship. When someone is always around, I'm, like, suffocating. [When I do engage in it,] it quickly makes me nautious! It's a disaster! I'm really happy only on my own. Even being alone -- it's better than sitting next to a lover and being lonely...

[Remembering] how genuinely romantic I was, how I had so much hope in things, and now it's like I don't believe in anything that relates to love, I don't feel things for people anymore...

"Reality and love are almost contradictory for me... but it's my fault -- I know it's my fault -- because I never felt it was the right man. Never! But what does it mean, 'the right man', what is it? The love of your life? The concept is absurd, the idea that we can only be complete with another person is EVIL!

"I guess I've been heartbroken too many times, so now, from the start, I make no effort, because I know it's not going to work out, I know...

"I am so miserable in my lovelife, in my relationship. I always act detached, but I'm dying inside. I'm dying because I'm so numb, I don't feel pain or excitement."


Highly recommended. Rent them both, sit down with a glass of something, and pay attention.

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