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Waitress (2007)Waitress (2007)

Waitress (2007)

A quirky comedy celebrating friendship, love, and pies

Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.4

movie

United States of America

English

Easy, Feel-Good, No-brainer

2007

Adrienne Shelly, Female director

Adrienne Shelly, Andy Griffith, Andy Ostroy

108 min

Synopsis

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.

Our Take

7.4
Sonia Botsarova

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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