Why ‘Before Midnight’ will resonate if you are a mother…

Before midnight poster

I should swiftly add that this film – the third in a trilogy which began with Before Sunrise and continued with Before Sunset, can be seen as relatively balanced in how it approaches both how men see women and how women perceive men within a relationship.

The essence of these films is a couple, played by Julie Delpy and Ethan Hawke, meandering through some beautiful settings and essentially chatting. Not much more to it than that, and yet the conversations they have are so well drawn and fascinating, and, certainly in Before Midnight (its been a while since I watched the other two) they touch on universally recognised truisms about the minutiae of the human condition when it comes to long-term relationships – particularly where children play a part.

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