This charming comedy from late director-writer-actress Adrienne Shelly is the perfect mix of sweet and sour. FELICITY'S Keri Russell stars as Jenna, a waitress stuck in a marriage to a less-than-lovable lout (Jeremy Sisto, SIX FEET UNDER). When she lea......more
This charming comedy from late director-writer-actress Adrienne Shelly is the perfect mix of sweet and sour. FELICITY'S Keri Russell stars as Jenna, a waitress stuck in a marriage to a less-than-lovable lout (Jeremy Sisto, SIX FEET UNDER). When she learns she's pregnant with his baby, she seeks solace in two things: pie-baking and an extramarital affair with her hunky but nervous OB-GYN Dr. Pomatter (Nathan Fillion, SERENITY). Jenna is an artist with crusts and fillings, creating a ham-and-brie quiche (which she calls "I Don't Want Earl's Baby Pie") and a cinnamon spice custard confection ("Kick in the Pants Pie"). Her relationship with her doctor gives her something to look forward to as her husband grows ever more controlling and her baby bump gets larger.
Like Jenna's perfect pie recipes, WAITRESS is a heavenly combination of ingredients. The stellar cast also features Shelly, Cheryl Hines (CURB YOUR ENTHUSIASM), and Andy Griffith. Griffith is a particular treat as the cantankerous owner of the restaurant where Jenna works. Eddie Jemison (OCEAN'S 11) is also a highlight as an overeager poetry-penning suitor to Shelly's character. Just like in SLITHER and FIREFLY, the charming Fillion proves that he should be far more famous than he is. Each of the talented actors is given funny and genuine lines from Shelly's script, elevating both the cast and the material. Like LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE, WAITRESS may not be the most original of indie films. But thanks to a great cast, gorgeous cinematography, and a warm and witty script, this is a film that deserves the accolades that LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE earned.
I have to say that I did not want to see this movie when I first saw the commercial for it but I'm glad I gave it a chance. It was truly heartwarming and lovely and I think most women will have a deep connection with it. The music was peaceful and inspiring and the pie song she sings is like a beautiful lullaby that I know I will sing to my children as we bake. The acting was fabulous and emotional. There are phrases in the script which will stick with you for a long time and the different pies she creates in her head are hilarious. It almost makes me want to buy a pie shop in the middle of nowhere!
This movie is exceptional in all aspects. I saw it seven times in the theater and finally purchased it when it became available. The casting is perfect. The script contains such natural dialogue that you feel you are eavesdropping on real folks. The acting is flawless. It is so unfortunate that Adrienne Shelly did not live to see the response to this film.
This movie was about a girl who gets pregnant and leaves her husband to start up a diner. Really really boring and lame B movie. I kept waiting for something big to happen, the only thing that does was that the main character has a fling with her doctor. Overall was a really bad movie.
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