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Waitress (2007)

 -  Comedy | Drama | Romance  -  25 May 2007 (USA)
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Jenna is a pregnant, unhappily married waitress in the deep south. She meets a newcomer to her town and falls into an unlikely relationship as a last attempt at happiness.

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Jenna is unhappily married, squirreling away money, and hoping to win a pie-baking contest so, with the prize money, she'll have enough cash to leave her husband Earl. She finds herself pregnant, which throws her plans awry. She bakes phenomenal pies at Joe's diner, listens to old Joe's wisdom, tolerates her sour boss Cal, is friends with Dawn and Becky (her fellow waitresses), and finds a mutual attraction with the new doctor in town. As the pregnancy advances, life with Earl seems less tolerable, a way out less clear, and the affair with the doctor complicated by his marriage. What options does a waitress have? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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Rated PG-13 for sexual content, language and thematic elements | See all certifications »

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25 May 2007 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Amor aos Pedaços  »

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$2,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£105,910 (UK) (10 August 2007)

Gross:

$19,067,631 (USA) (19 October 2007)
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Trivia

Writer-director-actress Adrienne Shelly wrote the screenplay while she was pregnant with her daughter, Sophie. See more »

Goofs

When Jenna is making Dawn's "Falling In Love" chocolate mousse pie, the sun is pouring in from the window behind her. The previous shot established it was already night. See more »

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Jenna: I Hate My Husband Pie... You take bittersweet chocolate and don't sweeten it. You make it into a pudding and drown it in caramel
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There's a 'pie mistress' on the crew. See more »

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References Modern Times (1936) See more »

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DON'T MAKE ME BEG
Written by James Sutton and Joel Paterson
Published by Samovar Groovathon Music and Pennybark Music
Performed by Jimmy Sutton's Four Charms
Courtesy of Pravda Music by Arrangement with PEN Music Group, Inc.
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Sweet Like The Pies
1 May 2007 | by See all my reviews

I wasn't looking forward to this movie... I went because it was a free preview and more importantly to support Nathan Fillion. It was a lot better than I expected. Nathan was great of course - all of his nervous business was hilarious. It was fun to see him playing a sensitive guy. And I loved Cheryl Hines.

I enjoyed the story a lot, although it does tend to get a little cloying. There's plenty of acid humor to balance it out.

I was hysterical crying at the end of the film, thinking what a horrible tragedy it is that Adrienne Shelly won't be making any more films. She definitely had a lot of talent - I can't get her "Gonna Make a Pie" song out of my head.


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