Waiting for Dawn (2007) – By Brian Morton

 They say that life is a journey. If that’s so, then all those people who talk about your ‘path’ are correct. But, what if you doubted the path that you were on, how could you tell if it was the correct path, or if you needed to recheck your map and, maybe, change paths? Well, a new movie from James T. Williams, Waiting for Dawn, takes a look at one man and his questions and how he finds that the path he’s on is the one that he really wants to be on.

It’s the story of Carl, Carl’s a pretty ordinary guy, and, today, he’s just gotten engaged to his lovely girlfriend, Vicki. The only problem is that just seconds after he’s proposed, Carl begins to doubt whether getting married to Vicki is the right thing to do. When he meets a friend for lunch, he’s told that it’s the right thing to do, but still Carl has his doubts. When he stops into a local pub (that’s never seemed to be open before) called The Waiting Room, Carl’s path is suddenly turned on its head. It seems that The Waiting Room is a very special place in reality, a place where timelines converge and each door leads to a different place and time. Now, Carl is in a desperate search to not only find his own reality, but to find Vicki (who he invited to meet him inside), who is the path that he’s chosen to be on.

Waiting for Dawn is an interesting look at love and what you’d do for it. You can’t help but putting yourself in Carl’s place and asking yourself what you might do in his position. Would the woman you love wait for you for as long as it took to find her? Would you be willing to spend eternity looking for your one true love? All interesting questions and all posed in this excellent movie! I’m giving Waiting for Dawn four out of four cigars, it never gets tedious and you find yourself at first a bit put off by Carl and then totally involved and rooting for him to find Vicki. You can find out more about Waiting for Dawn by heading over to the Mr. Glass Productions web site. You won’t be disappointed! So, until next time, when I’ll be questioning every pub door I walk through, remember that the best movies are bad movies.