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Waiting... (I) (2005)

 -  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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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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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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Paris Hilton and Molly Sims were both offered the role of Danielle and refused. At the last minute, Jordan Ladd was hired. See more »

Goofs

When Dean gets to work with Serrena and his girlfriend, the camera is reflected in the window of his door when he opens it. See more »

Quotes

Monty: You know, we should probably feel guilty, but she broke the cardinal rule. Don't fuck with people that handle your food
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This film is dedicated to the loving memory of Steven "Buddha" Collier. See more »

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Written by Christopher Gross, Eric Shenkman, Mark White and Aaron Comess
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What this movie lacked in a budget, it more than makes up for in laughs.
2 November 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

In 'Waiting' Ryan Reynolds plays Monty, the seemingly head waiter at a Shenanigan's restaurant. Monty hates his job, like most, but he is like a god at Shenanigan's and gets away with almost anything. His bud and roommate Dean (Justin Long) is just a little more dissatisfied, but starts to see things in perspective once he is offered an assistant manager position.

This movie really is not that deep. In point of fact, it is hilarious. I loved this film, but I cannot recommend it to everyone. It is full of very crude humor (just the kind I like). If you combined 'Clerks' with 'Van Wilder' you would have 'Waiting'. Ryan Reynolds plays a very similar character to 'Van Wilder', only much more vulgar. Both Luis Guzmán (Raddimus) and Chi McBride (Bishop) are terrific in their respected roles.

I did notice that the cinematography in this seemed poor, making it look like a cheap film. But who cares? What this movie lacked in a budget, it more than makes up for in laughs. Unless you are easily offended, go see this movie.


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