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Waitress

13 Ratings: 3.0
A movie

   Much like the films of Hal Hartley,Waitressis funny in a deadpan sort of way, but a sadness lurks below the surface. After making a splash in Hartley'sThe Unbelievable TruthandTrust, Adrienne Shelly turned to directing withSudden ManhattanandI'll … see full wiki

Director: Adrienne Shelly
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Release Date: May 2, 2007
MPAA Rating: PG-13
4 reviews about Waitress
review by . May 21, 2009
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To start things off, Waitress is billed as a comedy.  While this film does have some really funny moments, it is definitely a drama.  Waitress has quite a slow beginning and doesn't really pick up until the last half hour of the film.  Keri Russell gives a decent performance in the film, but the show stealer in this movie is Nathan Fillion as Jennas (Russell) OB-GYN.  Fillion might just be one of the funniest actors along with Ryan Reynolds out there today.    Keri …
review by . May 11, 2009
I didn't expect much from this film from the start as it was a little bit campy at first but it got better as it went along. The waitress is actually a woman that works at a pie diner who designs the pie of the day which is based on her feelings. In some ways this part reminded me of "Like Water For Chocolate" where the food takes over people's emotions.     The waitress has a very unhappy life, married to an insensitive bore, who sometimes hits her. She gets pregnant only because …
review by . February 21, 2008
posted in Screen Gems
What can you say about a movie that's funny, charming, heartbreaking, heartwarming, honest, smart, and full of more good pie recipes than your average cookbook? It's simply wonderful.    'Waitress' defies easy description or categorization, because its not just a romantic comedy, not just a drama, not just an 'indie' film, but it has elements of all of these things and uses them in excellent balance.    Where most romantic movies opt for the cheese factor …
review by . May 11, 2008
posted in Movie Hype
Everything is sweet about this movie. Jenna (Kerri Russell) lives in a small Southern town with her boorish husband Earl (Jeremy Sisto). She make great pies and works as a waitress in Joe's Pies shop.     Her two waitress colleagues have their own problems with men.     Jenna learns that she is pregnant and fears that a baby will keep her tied to her husband. The new OB/GYN in town, however, finds Jenna herself a sweet treat as well her pies and tarts.     …
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