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Waitress (2007)

Waitress

Overview


Genre

Comedy, Romance

Release Date

May 02, 2007 (Limited)

MPAA Rating

PG-13

Studio

Fox Searchlight

Official Site

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REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Go! Watch this movie. You'll regret if not seeing it.    Readers  3 of 5 [Rate It]

Cast and Crew


Director

Adrienne Shelly

Producer

Michael Roiff

Screenwriter

Adrienne Shelly

Starring

Story


Adrienne Shelly's sunny final film is also her most artistically successful and intrinsically marketable directorial effort. An old-fashioned fairy tale that honors the transformative power of female friendship and motherhood, "Waitress" features a dynamic cast led by Keri Russell, whose character will surely do, in a Rachael Ray kind of way, for down home pie-making what the title character of "Babette's Feast" did for Cailles en Sarcophage.

When Russell's character Jenna, a waitress in a cheery southern diner, discovers that she's pregnant, she doesn't exactly jump for joy. Motherhood was never in her plans, and she's already saddled with her needy, jealous and infantile husband Earl (Jeremy Sisto).

At first, things seem hopeless and her dreams for a better life are in ruins, until a good-looking doctor (Nathan Fillion) arrives in town and mixes things up. With the support and love of her friends and co-workers (Adrienne Shelly and Cheryl Hines) at Joe's Pie Diner, Jenna exhibits her skills with crusts and fillings which are particularly appreciated by Joe himself (Andy Griffith). She then gains the courage to embrace independence and create the life of her dreams.

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REVIEWS BY CRITICS

“..a light, breezy romantic comedy with a crackerjack cast and a certain degree of faux-Southern charm..”
by James Rocchi [Cinematical]
“..is lovingly assembled on all levels, with careful attention to vibrant design aspects that look good enough to eat..”
by Dennis Harvey [Variety]
“..does what a good film should do..”
by Katharine Leis [eFilmCritic.com]