Written and directed by Roger Goldby, THE WAITING ROOM is an off-beat romance about a chance meeting at a train station that becomes a life-changing event for two South Londoners, played by 2023 BAFTA award winner Anne-Marie Duff ("Bad Sisters") and Ralf Little (BBC's "Death in Paradise"). The film also stars Rupert Graves and Frank Finlay.
THE WAITING ROOM premiered at the Edinburgh International Film Festival in 2007, where it was nominated for the Michael Powell Award for Best British Feature, and selected for "Best of the Fest". IFC Films bought US rights and Variety hailed the film as “funny and touching” and “better than a whole bonfire of low-budget miserabilist Brit dramas”.
Upon its release in UK cinemas in 2008, TWR was called "a Britflick with European urges…a mercilessly observed paean to that moment when former paramours are stripped of romantic love…[with] delicious details of interpersonal disharmony" by Kevin Maher in The Times.
**** Intelligent and well observed…. A gently comedic drama that sneaks up on you and leaves a satisfying glow. Henry Fitzherbert, The Sunday Express
Better than Sex and the City – this is a film about people I believe in, people I actually care about, because it’s got a good script and it doesn’t have a handbag where its heart should be. Mark Kermode, “The Culture Show”, BBC2
A trio of top-notch performances Anthony Quinn, The Independent
At last: an intelligent British ensemble relationship drama that feels the real deal…director Roger Goldby’s script nails the trials of modern romance with unerring accuracy Marie Claire