Heartwarming drama starring Anne-Marie Duff and Ralf Little as two strangers whose chance meeting at a train station throws both of their lives onto a different track. Anna (Duff) and Stephen (Little) are brought together in a train station waiting room by Roger (Frank Finlay), an old man who has been waiting to meet his wife. Roger reminisces with Anna and Stephen about the special things he used to do with his wife when they were younger, and, as they listen, the two young people are drawn together and make a real connection. Anna is a single mother who is having an affair with her best friend's husband, while Stephen is having doubts about whether he can commit to his girlfriend, and finds solace through his work at the local old people's home. After going their separate ways, Anna and Stephen's lives move onwards, but they soon find themselves thinking more and more about each other, and wondering what would happen should they meet again.
United Kingdom released, PAL/Region 2 DVD: LANGUAGES: English ( Dolby Digital 5.1 ), English ( Subtitles ), ANAMORPHIC WIDESCREEN (1.85:1), SPECIAL FEATURES: Anamorphic Widescreen, Commentary, Deleted Scenes, Documentary, Interactive Menu, Music Video, Scene Access, SYNOPSIS: Two strangers find their chance meeting in a South London train station suddenly bringing together two entirely separate groups of friends, colleagues, lovers, and acquaintances in director Roger Goldby's tale of intersecting lives. Anna (Anne-Marie Duff) and Stephen (Rolf Little) were sitting in a deserted train platform when kindly senior citizen Roger (Frank Finlay) engaged them in conversation while eagerly awaiting the arrival of his beloved wife. As they listen to Roger fondly reminiscing about all of the things that he and his wife did when they were younger, Anna and Stephen realize that they have made a real connection and, if only for a moment, allow their individual lives to slip out of focus. Having recently separated from Toby (Adrian Bower), single mother Anna is now faced with the task of bringing up her young daughter Charlie all by herself. Anna's neighbors are married young parents Jem (Zoe Telford) and George (Rupert Graves). While Jem and Anna are close friends who share all of their secrets, the one thing that Anna hasn't let out is the fact that she has entered into a troublesome affair with George. Stephen, on the other hand, has recently moved in with Fiona (Christine Bottomly), who is so eager to start a family that even her parents are pressuring she and Stephen to get pregnant. But the more intense the pressure gets, the less certain Stephen becomes that he is prepared for such a commitment. It seems like the only peace Stephen can find these days is in his work at a local old folk's home and his friendship with understanding resident Helen (Phyllida Law). Later, af...The Waiting Room