A high school slacker who's rejected by every school he applies to opts to create his own institution of higher learning, the South Harmon Institute of Technology, on a rundown piece of property near his hometown.
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
As an April Fools' Day joke, director Rob McKittrick and actor Luis Guzmán staged a "diva fight" on set. During the filming of the scene where Calvin imagines his co-workers cheering him on at the urinal, Guzmán pretended to ditch a line from the script in favor of his own line. The fight was so realistic that the other actors on set became very uncomfortable and quiet when Guzmán "stormed" out. See more »
When everyone is discussing their total earnings for the night Naomi lights her cigarette twice. See more »
So I called your house today, at two. You were still asleep, weren't you?
That's an understatement.
So what did you do last night? I trust my little angel didn't do anything immoral.
Well, ummm... Let's see. I started by getting completely hammered drunk. It was bad. Then drove, while intoxicated, to pick up this disease-infested hooker.
From there... uh, let's see. Me and the hooker went back to my place...
The hooker and I.
Excuse me. The hooker and I went back to my place and from ...
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This film is dedicated to the loving memory of Steven "Buddha" Collier. See more »
What this movie lacked in a budget, it more than makes up for in laughs.
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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