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Waitress! (1981)

R | | Comedy | September 1982 (USA)
Three lovely waitresses contend with a drunken, slovenly chef and mutinous patrons.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jim Harris ...
Jerry
Carol Drake ...
Andrea
Carol Bevar ...
Jennifer
Renata Hickey ...
Lindsey (as Renata Majer)
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Bill (as David Hunt)
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Moe (as Anthony Sarrero)
Ed Fenton ...
Mr. Bellerman
Augie Grompone ...
Piebalt
Bonnie Horan ...
Mrs. Bellerman
Fred Salador ...
Mr. Cavendish
Wendy Stuart ...
Miss Watkins, Mr. Cavendish's Assistant
William Kirksey ...
Mr. Alfred
Katya Colman ...
Mrs. Alfred
Nancy Salis ...
Ms. Cawley
Helen Perle ...
Mrs. Margolis
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Three lovely waitresses contend with a drunken, slovenly chef and mutinous patrons.

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Bad movies are their own art form--
1 December 2002 | by See all my reviews

"Waitress" is a bad movie when judged by the Hollywood standard. The technical aspects fall short of generally accepted norms, the editing sometimes makes you wonder if they resorted to using what they had instead of the best takes, the acting wavers between inspired and insipid, and the writing cannot stay on track long enough to get any single aspect of the story to the front, to allow a single thread to connect the feature.

All of the above combine to make a lurching, bumbling, lost in the dark movie that just also happens to be fun to watch. It could have been better-- but a better film would not have been as good.

Waitress is fun. Not "PC" in any form, not a glossy product, just fun in the context of the time it was made. A bad movie that is fun to watch-- another example of the contradiction of the American Dream.


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