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The Waiting Room Review

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Two complete strangers meet by chance at a station platform and their lives are changed forever.

★★★★★

All is rosy at the start of this London-set drama, as a giggling couple pop upstairs to grab a passionate moment while their children watch TV. But when George (Rupert Graves) takes his kid and goes home to his wife, it’s clear that single mother Anna (Anne-Marie Duff) could do a lot better. Enter Stephen (Ralf Little), an introspective nurse who could be perfect for Anna - but is his current relationship worth hanging onto? With its emphasis on love at first sight, the central romance is contrived, but the observant scenes between Graves and the excellent Duff do engage. This muses on the difficulties of parenthood and temptation with moderate success.

With its emphasis on love at first sight, the central romance is contrived, but the excellent cast do engage.