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Waiting... (2005)

R | | Comedy | 7 October 2005 (USA)
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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$3,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$6,021,106 (USA) (7 October 2005)

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$16,101,109 (USA) (11 November 2005)
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Alanna Ubach met Skyler Stone on set and they started dating while still filming. See more »

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Before Naomi pulls up her skirt, you see a for a second that she really has underwear on. See more »

Quotes

Dean: She really is a little bad-ass though, and fun to hang out with. Laid back. Maintenance fees are really low. I like that.
Monty: Yeah, she's a cool chick, I'd do her. Hell, I'd probably even pay.
[chuckles in disbelief then pauses]
Monty: I would.
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Credits include a music video starring Andy Milonakis and Max Kasch. See more »

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References Top Gun (1986) See more »

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Frantic
(Roman Polanski Version)
Performed by Aqueduct
Written by David Terry
Courtesy of Barsuk Records
W. David Terry (BMI)
By Arrangement with Bank Robber Music
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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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