"Why do you think everybody thinks relationships are supposed to last forever anyway?"
If movies are magic, then Richard Linklater is an unconventional wizard. Using only the naturalist ingredients; conversation, performance, and set. Creating a remarkable romance film about two people from different places meeting on a train and spending one night together. It's simple and handled so delicately. Short and sweet has never defined a film better. Ethan Hawke is great as Jesse and Julie Delpy is warm and gorgeous, as Celine. Their conversation at first is mostly inquisitive, as you'd expect from two strangers. As the night goes on their talk naturally becomes more personal and then endearing. Each scene passing by the sunrise getting closer while they fall in love. A romantic quest into young passion's desire and innate fear of mortality.