Real life is drab. Grey skies, banal relationships, sitting on grubby trains pulling into worn out railway stations. People stay in crap relationships through inertia and the man/woman of your dreams walks by on the platform. THE WAITING ROOM is an earnest, well-acted drama that faithfully transcribes all this dreariness and the result is one of the most boring movies I have ever seen. Anne-Marie Duff and Ralf Little play two nice people who meet by chance in a railway station waiting room but don't act on their mutual attraction because they are both stuck in unfulfilling relationships. The rest of the film sees them mope around until they finally meet again and hold hands. Seriously. That's it.
THE WAITING ROOM was released in the UK last summer and is available on DVD.