While visiting his hometown during Christmas, a man comes face-to-face with his old high school crush whom he was best friends with -- a woman whose rejection of him turned him into a ferocious womanizer.
On the last night of the fiscal quarter, Dennis, Shenanigan's manager, will be promoted to district manager if they have a $9000 day. To motivate the crew, he tells them the restaurant will... See full summary »
John Michael Higgins,
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
After Dean insults the cheap tipping customers, he is Dan the Manager's office and he looks at a degree hanging on the wall with Dan's name on it. His full name reads 'Daniel Christopher Pratt'. Anna Faris plays 'Serena' in this movie and is married to Christopher Pratt in real life. See more »
During the first shot of the end party sequence, Monty walks out and offers Calvin a beer, walks over to the bar and begins talking to Serena, You can see the High School girls in the background. Cut to close-up of high school girls, enter Serena from the right, follow her left and there is Monty standing at the end of the line. See more »
With women, it's always one of two things. Either they won't sleep with you, and then there's really no need to ever call them again. Or they DO sleep with you... and then there's really no need to ever call them again.
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Credits include a music video starring Andy Milonakis and Max Kasch. See more »
Disturbing, disgusting, offensive, and better than I expected
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
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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