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Waitress (2007)

Waitress (2007)

A quirky comedy celebrating friendship, love, and pies

7.4

Movie

United States of America
English
Comedy, Drama, Romance
2007
ADRIENNE SHELLY, FEMALE DIRECTOR
Adrienne Shelly, Andy Griffith, Andy Ostroy
108 min

What it's about

Jenna is a pregnant, unhappily married waitress in the deep south. She meets a newcomer to her town and falls into an unlikely relationship as a last attempt at happiness.

The take

Jenna is a young woman living a rather unhappy life in a town in the American South. The highlight of her days is inventing and baking pies at the diner where she works, giving them names like the “I Hate My Husband Pie”. Her life, however, seems to have hit an unpleasant dead-end: as her pie suggests, she no longer loves her chauvinistic pig of a husband and, as if that wasn’t enough, she’s pregnant with his child.

Waitress is about one woman’s determination to dig through the sourness of life in the hopes of finding a layer of sweetness underneath. Premiering only months after lead actress Adrienne Shelly’s tragic death at the age of 40, Waitress features wonderful performances that make for a delicious film, with the right ingredients to hold everything together.

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YES. one of my faves!

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