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Waiting... (I) (2005)

R  |   |  Comedy  |  7 October 2005 (USA)
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Young employees at Shenaniganz restaurant collectively stave off boredom and adulthood with their antics.

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Storyline

It's the dinner shift at Shenanigan's. Dan, the clueless boss, assigns Mitch, 22, a trainee, to Monty, the smooth talker who chases girls for one-night stands. Dean, a waiter, also 22, feels that life is passing him by. Dan offers him the assistant manager job and gives him until midnight to decide. Other waiters, cooks, and bus boys have their issues and personalities. Bishop, the dishwasher, is their counselor. During this shift, Monty may learn something, Dean makes his decision, Dan makes a play for the not-yet-18 hostess, customers get their comeuppance, the guys all play the in-house homophobic flashing game, the gals demonstrate why they won't, and Mitch gets the last word. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Rated R for strong crude and sexual humor, pervasive language and some drug use | See all certifications »

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7 October 2005 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Eat This  »

Box Office

Budget:

$3,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$47,273 (Brazil) (28 July 2006)

Gross:

$47,273 (Brazil) (28 July 2006)
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Trivia

The "foreign" guests at the bar speak German with Austrian accent and the guy says, "Did you see the blonde girl? That's unbelievable, her breasts are incredible!" See more »

Goofs

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Naomi: Ok I'll tell you why. It's because of THIS!
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Frantic
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Disturbing, disgusting, offensive, and better than I expected
19 March 2006 | by (Chicago) – See all my reviews

When I first saw previews for this movie, I expected a soulless comedy about restaurant staff messing with customers. Although some people may feel that way even after seeing it, I was pleasantly surprised. From the introduction of 'the game' near the beginning of the movie, I knew this was going to be more interesting and even more disturbing than the previews.

Despite what appears to be rather thin characterization, 'Waiting' succeeds at being a good character-driven movie. I am not sure why this is. Perhaps what seem to be just childish antics add depth to the characters without us realizing it. Some people complain that 'the game' is a 10 second gag stretched out for the entire film, and on the surface, this is true. However, the game is really more of a mechanism for developing characters than anything on its own. The result is a set of very flawed, but surprisingly likable characters. Also, the ending, though a little abrupt, is entertaining largely because the movie does a good job of setting up the characters and situation.

This movie is not for everyone. If you do not like 'stupid' humor, then you will probably not be able to overlook that to enjoy the more subtle aspects. However, once you get past that, this movie is more than the sum of its parts.


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