The film picks up 9 years from where its prequel Before Sunrise left off. Jesse has been touring Europe promoting his best-selling novel, which is a recounting of the night he spent with Celine 9 years ago in Vienna. On the last leg of his tour, he finds himself in a Parisian bookstore when he runs into the woman that has haunted him for all those years. The two decide to grab a cup of coffee together and begin discussing the events of years past. They leave the cafe and explore Paris. Through both lies and soul bearing, Jesse and Celine realize how unhappy they are without each other, even with all of their professional success. They try not to focus on why they never met 6 months after their initial meeting as promised. Instead, they try to make the most of the little time Jesse has left before catching a flight back to the U.S.
Before Sunset is shorter and less fresh than Before Sunrise. Still, I maintain that this is one of the best sequels of all time in that it manages to live up to the standards set by the first film. Another fantastic film from Linklater.