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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    Waitress is a Gem...

    Normally a romantic comedy starring Kerri Russell and the guy from Firefly (Nathan Fillion) would raise a few eyebrows before being dismissed outright. Well, don't. Waitress is moving, inspiring, emotional, funny, and all the things a great movie should be, without insulting the audience's intelligence with banal storytelling. For that Adrienne Shelly can be thanked for that, doing the triple duty of writing, directing, and even playing a nominal role exceptionally well (sadly, she was murdered in her home not long after wrap-up, so she never saw first-hand the fruits of her labor). Also, Russell and Fillion are fantastic as an emotionally-burdened soon-to-be mother with a talent for making pies and her charming, jocular doctor who loves her, respectively. But the best part of the movie may be any part including the scene-stealing Andy Griffith as Russell's boss, the owner of the pie shop she works at. As tender as every moment in the movie is, the story of a battered woman overcoming obstacles to try and find something better while learning to love her unborn child is so real and put together so wonderfully that you can't help but smile all the way through.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Waitress

    I must admit--I braced myself to hate this film. My husband kept mentioning that it was receiving good reviews, and, having read a bit about it myself, I agreed to see it, but my expectations were not high. I was expecting a fluffy, faux-empowering chick flick what I received was a revelation. How refreshing it was for me to see a nuanced portrayal of womanhood that did not demean or trivialize its characters. The three waitresses are allowed to be vulnerable, sexy, quirky, strong, independent, and smart without playing to some well-worn stereotype. Even the men of the film are allowed layers, which is rare to see in many "girl-power" movies. The end image of Jenna, her friends, and Jenna's little Lulu is inspiring in every sense of the word. What's more, "Waitress" deviates from the standard abused-wife-finds-true-love structure to allow Jenna to find her own way. One should not venture into viewing this film if looking for a standard romantic dramedy--"Waitress" does not allow such categorization. This is truly a testament to Adrienne Shelley's prowess with words and emotions, and it is refreshing and a little heartbreaking to know that this will be her legagcy.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Deliciousy fun, naughty, and sad ingredients!

    Waitress has it all baked lovingly and carefully into it's thought provoking pies -irony, humor, contempt, heartbreak, romance, adultery, discovery, and rebirth. This film is a uniquely entertaining and original character study as well as a journey of self discovery. Jenna, the main character, a pie making and pie serving waitress, takes you with her through the sometimes rocky path we must follow to find our true self. In the film, the black humor and many character flaws and misguided choices along the way cleverly lead to a feel good type ending. Terrific and divergent writing (+ directing &acting in this film) by the late Adrienne Shelly and wonderful performances by the entire cast. This film will definitely make you want to order you own slice of pie and realize that it's only human to make mistakes but neccessary to learn and grow from them...

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    No pie in your face here

    This is absolutely one of the best movies of 2007! A great yummy fun comedy that will make you cheer at the end. A definite must-see.

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