Fact# 7551: Ashton Kutcher almost committed suicide by jumping off a hospital roof so his dying brother (who had cerebral palsy and desperately needed a transplant) could have his heart. He was saved by his father and some nurses who informed him that they had just found a donor.
Before Sunrise | 1995 | dir. Richard Linklater
I found it pretty much impossible to not be at least a little jealous of Ethan Hawke’s character (Jesse), and a lot of that is because of Julie Delpy, who’s character (Celine) just seems so cool and strong and confident and cute, and even though both characters believe that their one night together may be their last, it is fun as a viewer to watch this film now knowing that that is not the case.
Before Sunset | 2004 | dir. Richard Linklater
The second installment of this unlikely trilogy may seem smaller because it is filmed in real time, but it doesn’t make it any less romantic, and even though Jesse is married with a son, creating a dilemma about whether or not it is even right for Jesse and Celine to act on their instincts, the chemistry between the two of them is unmatchable.
Before Midnight | 2013 | dir. Richard Linklater
The Before Trilogy get better with each entry, and though this film is the least romantic of the three, it feels the most real, because no relationship is a fairytale and the people you love have the ability to hurt you the most, so seeing Jesse and Celine makeup in the final moments of the film after an entire act where they just argue, it feels natural and, in the end, perfect.