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The Waiting Room (2012)

Not Rated | | Documentary | 29 April 2014 (Netherlands)
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Go behind the doors of an American public hospital struggling to care for a community of largely uninsured patients.

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Peter Nicks

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Sean Bennett
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The Waiting Room is a character-driven documentary film that uses extraordinary access to go behind the doors of an American public hospital struggling to care for a community of largely uninsured patients. The film - using a blend of cinema verité and characters' voice over - offers a raw, intimate, and even uplifting look at how patients, executive staff and caregivers each cope with disease, bureaucracy and hard choices. It is a film about fighting for survival when the odds are stacked against you. Written by Anonymous

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24 hours. 241 patients. One stretched ER. See more »

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USA

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English

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29 April 2014 (Netherlands) See more »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$7,086, 30 September 2012, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$244,092, 12 May 2013
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Dolby Digital

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Color
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Fascinating, unpredictable, heart-tugging but NOT preachy
5 October 2012 | by devild-494-888701See all my reviews

Patients and Patience. Real people, America's working poor, waiting and waiting for care in the Emergency Dept. of an urban public hospital, because they have no where else to go. Sounds like a downer, but it's not: The story lines move briskly from one patient to another and back again; you feel you are getting to know the patients and the incredibly hard-working staff, esp. the remarkable personality of Nurse Assistant "CJ" managing the restless and weary crowd out in the waiting room, and the sexy baritone Dr. Doug White back behind the ER doors.

There are almost no voice-overs, no Michael Moore telling you what to think. Just real people, warts and all, with their problems, blessings and hope. The debate over health care reform is about whether these people (and most of us are a few paychecks away from BEING these folks) will get access to regular doctor visits, or whether they will spend eternity in The Waiting Room.

Highly recommended.


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