There’s a need for movies to downshift in the late portion of the Second Act (or early in the Third Act) so their main characters can have…oh, 90 seconds or two minutes or perhaps a bit more to deliver an extended riff of some sort. A soul-baring, an unleashing, an outpouring of feelings or principles. A couple of pages of dialogue that advances or clarifies the character’s motive or raison d’etre. It’s not that these scenes don’t happen often enough. It’s that they rarely do.