Before Midnight script
Synopsis: Before Midnight is a 2013 American romantic drama film, the third in a trilogy featuring two characters, following Before Sunrise (1995) and Before Sunset (2004). It was directed by Richard Linklater and stars Ethan Hawke and Julie Delpy. Co-written by Linklater, Hawke and Delpy, the film picks up the story nine years after the events of Before Sunset; Jesse (Hawke) and Céline (Delpy) spend a summer vacation together in Greece.

JESSE:

But... I want to see you play.

HANK:

Look, it's because Mom hates you so

much. She'd be really stressed if

you were there, and then it'd be

tense for me.

5.

Jesse motions to the person behind him to go ahead.

HANK (CONT'D)

We wouldn't have any time to hang

out, anyway.

JESSE:

Don't worry about her, we'll figure

that out, we can... Just don't want

you to worry about it. You know? I

mean... you know how much I miss

you, right?

Hank nods.

JESSE (CONT'D)

Why do you think she still hates me

so much?

HANK:

I don't know. I think she hates

Daniel more than she hates you.

Hank playfully punches Jesse.

HANK (CONT'D)

Hey, don't worry about it. I'll

figure something out. We should

just do this though.

JESSE:

Yeah. But I mean, is there anything

I can do to help?

HANK:

I don't know.

JESSE:

But you know that I love you, right?

HANK:

Yeah.

JESSE:

Right, okay.

HANK:

Yeah, I know. This has been the

best summer of my life.

JESSE:

Really?

HANK:

Yeah!

6.

JESSE:

Well, me too. See, I told you, I

told you this whole Greece thing was

going to be great.

HANK:

And it was.

A final moment.

JESSE:

Okay. All right. I love you, pal.

HANK:

I love you too, Dad.

JESSE:

Okay, shake my hand. All, right,

go.

HANK:

Bye.

JESSE:

Bye. See ya.

(sighs)

He goes into security. Jesse watches him walk away, and

then slowly heads toward the exit.

EXT. AIRPORT - AFTERNOON

We follow Jesse back through the airport as he finds his way

to the parking lot, revealing Celine, standing outside of

the car, talking on the phone.

CELINE:

(speaking french)

Oui, oui.

(continues in french)

Okay.

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Richard Linklater

Richard Stuart Linklater (born July 30, 1960) is an American filmmaker, screenwriter, and actor. Linklater is mostly known for his humanist films which mainly revolve around personal relationships, suburban culture, and the effects of the passage of time. Some notable films of his include the coming-of-age comedy Dazed and Confused (1993), the romantic drama film trilogy Before Sunrise (1995), Before Sunset (2004) and Before Midnight (2013); the music-themed comedy School of Rock (2003), and the rotoscope animated Waking Life (2001) and A Scanner Darkly (2006). In 2002 he began filming Boyhood (2014), a passion project which took over twelve years to finish. The film was premiered in 2014 to critical acclaim. Linklater won the Golden Globe, Critics' Choice Movie Awards and BAFTAs for Best Director and Best Picture. He also received his first nomination for the Academy Award for Best Director, along with nominations for Original Screenplay and Picture. more…

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