Bedrooms and Hallways combines the superb writing with solid (sometimes over the top, sometimes
subdued) performances that I have come to expect from any movie to which BBC Films lends its name.
Our protagonist is a fairly typical, frustrated with love, just short of middle-age gay man. He is
remarkably believable and lovable for a man who has apparently found such difficulty in finding a lasting
romance. A middle aged new age couple and his stereotypical gay roommate provide perfect counterpoints to his
middle of the road existence. Throw in a hunky, straight foil, and we have the perfect mix for an evening of
plausible angst and self-examination.
Ultimately, though, this film is less about the tribulations of lasting love than it is about the fluidity of
sexual identity and passion. An absolutely hetersexual or an completely homosexual individual will have
difficulty understanding the struggles or the resolution of the finely crafted characters. For the rest of
us, the struggle may seem familiar and poignant.