Sean Means wrote a strong review of "Before Midnight" ("Love after 40 gets complex in 'Before Midnight,'" Tribune, June 14); I agree with his four-star rating.
However, Means made an error about the screenplay that may seem minor, but is significant. He stated that the script director Richard Linklater and actors Julie Delpy and Ethan Hawke wrote together was "semi-improvised." This could not be further from the truth.
They actually sat together and pounded out the screenplay, each helming their own laptop. Every single exchange (especially the 14-minute, one-take car ride) was rehearsed again and again.