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Life in a Waiting Room (2009)

| Short, Drama | 2009 (USA)
A young woman spends an afternoon in a non-descript waiting room contemplating decisions that could have huge ramifications.

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Credited cast:
Amber Newell ...
The Nurse
Jan Newell ...
Natalie's mom
Catherine Parks ...
Hannah Mason
Sophie Parks ...
Hannah's daughter - Newborn & Age 1
Cristy Tice ...
The Receptionist
Sadie Woods ...
Hannah's daughter - age 6
Lauren Yawn ...
Hannah's daughter - age 11
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A young woman spends an afternoon in a non-descript waiting room contemplating decisions that could have huge ramifications.

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waiting room | abortion | See All (2) »

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$900 (estimated)
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Very good, but I am sure some will hate this film
9 March 2009 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

LIFE IN A WAITING ROOM is an excellent film technically and I am sure that the reaction to it will vary widely--though its message seems amazingly benign.

The film shows several ladies in the waiting room of what appears to be a clinic. Early on, I guessed that the ladies in the waiting room were all waiting to see a doctor about an abortion, so the ending didn't catch my by surprise. But what was interesting was that the film didn't really talk about killing babies or fetuses nor did it espouse any message that abortion was evil or right. Instead, it just showed a woman sitting and thinking and imagining what it would be like to actually carry the baby to term. That's it. Nothing especially controversial, though I assume some rabid people (and there are many at both extremes in this debate) will see it all as an evil film trying to get women not to have abortions. It does seem reasonable to think and perhaps think twice before taking such a final step and this is all the film really seems to say. But I am sure that some will hate the film just for saying that a person should rethink this decision and will see it as far-right propaganda--which it is not.

Highly polished and clever. Not a badly made film at all and an interesting way to discuss abortion without rhetoric or extremism.


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