"Fast and Furious 6" isn't the only highly anticipated sequel coming this Memorial Day weekend. For those who like their movies a little, uh, smaller and quieter, you can't go wrong with "Before Midnight," writer-director Richard Linklater's third chapter in the Jesse and Celine Chronicles.
We first met Jesse (Ethan Hawke) and Celine (Julie Delpy) as starry-eyed twentysomethings in "Before Sunrise" (1995) and caught up with them nine years later as slightly more cynical but still somewhat romantic thirtysomethings in "Before Sunset" (2004). Now actually involved in a relationship that doesn't involve a fleeting rendezvous with a deadline (or does it?), the fortysomething couple look to be navigating some troubled waters as they reflect on their 18-year history via another philosophical talkfest set against some overseas backdrop (in this case, Greece).
"Before Midnight" opens May 24.