CAST: Catherine Deneuve, Catherine Frot, Olivier Gourmet DIRECTOR: Martin Provost ENDS 10/05
Two of French cinema's biggest stars shine in this bittersweet drama about the unlikely friendship that develops between Claire (Catherine Frot), a talented but tightly wound midwife, and Béatrice (Catherine Deneuve), the estranged, free-spirited mistress of Claire's late father. Though polar opposites in almost every way, the two come to rely on each other as they cope with the unusual circumstance that brought them together in this sharp character study from the César-award winning director Martin Provost (Séraphine).
"The Midwife" is one of those movies that could be about anything and you'd watch, so enjoyable are its lead actors.Bill Goodykoontz, Arizona Republic
With Frot and Deneuve at the top of their respective games, with Gourmet adding tenderly soulful support, The Midwife ends up delivering on all fronts.Sara Michelle Fetters, MovieFreak.com