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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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No one's gonna make it big here. See more »

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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:

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

Gross:

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

The ShenaniganZ restaurant was actually a converted Bennigan's restaurant (hence the extreme similarities). It has since been completely renovated and is now a Verizon Wireless retail store. (2009) 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

Dan: [catching the bus boys slacking] Okay, Nicholas, Theodore. Boys. It doesn't take ten minutes to take out the trash. Now, if you don't get your asses out front and start doing some work, I'm going to fire you faster than you can say, 'Yo, MTV Raps.'
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Habanera
Traditional Arrangement by Georges Bizet
Performed by Jeannette Nicolai and the Compagnia d'Opera Italiana Orchestra and Choir
Published by Extreme Production Music USA
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Therapy for Restaurant Employees...
15 October 2005 | by (Long Island, NY, United States) – See all my reviews

This movie was everything I thought it would be and more. It'll make you laugh, it'll make you cringe. Most of all, it'll make you think twice about eating at another restaurant or even working at one. Each character is throughly enjoyable as is each interaction between them. It's extremely well-written and realistic. As a waitress, I found it completely therapeutic, because even though I'd never do anything to a customer's food, seeing someone else do it to someone who is deserving of it (even in a movie), is enough to make me feel better. Ryan Reynolds is hysterical in this movie, as is Dane Cook and Luis Guzman. There are so many one-liners that you'll hear for a long time, especially in the kitchen of any restaurant. It ends slightly abruptly and you find yourself wanting more...but I guess that means the writer has done something right. Go see it, and enjoy. Just remember never to break the cardinal rule: "Never, ever, f*ck with someone who handles your food."


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