13 May 2003 | evergreen_12
For a TV-film, it's well-made.
I read the book "Midwives" and because of that, I was curious to see the film. And I can't say that I'm disappointed. The film's strength is the solid and very good acting achievements. Especially Sissy Spacek is great in the lead role as Sibyl Danforth. She gets steady support from Peter Coyote, Alison Pill as well as Terry Kinney. The script and the directing is nothing outstanding, but it is without a doubt stable. While I did enjoy the film, I, at the same time, also got a feeling that it was rushed. It felt as though every scene was just a quick touch on something, and then it was over to something else. But on the whole, this film is worth seeing. It does deal with an interesting subject and it comes with a twist in the end. For a TV-film, it's well-made. I also recommend you to read the book.