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Before Sunset (2004)


Written by Tim Dirks

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Before Sunset (2004)

In Richard Linklater's sequel to Before Sunrise (1995), set nine years later:

  • the departure scene in Celine's apartment between the two lovers Jesse (Ethan Hawke) and Celine (Julie Delpy) with only a short time before Jesse's flight, when they had tea and listened to a CD recording of Nina Simone singing Just in Time; Celine performed an impression of the singer when she stopped in the middle of the song and came to the edge of the stage, while slowly moving her hips side to side and puckering up her lips in a pout, seductively speaking: "Oh yeah, baby. Oh, yeah. Uh, hmm. I love you too. And then she'd walk back, took her time, no hurry, you know. She had that big cute ass that she would move, woooh! And then she would, uh, go back to the piano and play some more. And then she would, uh, I don't know, just start another song in the middle of another. You know, like, stop again, and be like: 'You over there, can you move that fan? Uh, huh. Ooh. You're cute. Hmm. Oh, oh yeah.'"
  • then, Celine gave a warning to Jesse: "Baby, you are gonna miss that plane"; Jesse responded quietly and knowingly: "I know" as he held his left hand up and briefly twirled his wedding ring with his left thumb

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