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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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If only life were as easy as pie. See more »

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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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Budget:

$2,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£105,910 (UK) (10 August 2007)

Gross:

$19,067,631 (USA) (19 October 2007)
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The last name of Jenna's doctor, Pomatter, is the combination of three of Adrienne Shelly's favorite Yankees players. See more »

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When Oki comes into the diner to give Dawn the flowers they are in the corner of the booth and then in front of him in the next shot, and he clearly did not move them. See more »

Quotes

Jenna: Cal, are you happy? I mean, when you call yourself a happy man, do you really mean it?
Cal: You ask a serious question, I'll give you a serious answer: Happy enough. I don't expect much. I don't get much, I don't give much. I generally enjoy whatever comes along. That's my answer for you, summed up for your feminine consideration. I'm happy enough.
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EVERY KINDA EVERYTHING
Written by Brian B. Henneman
Published by Bug Music, Inc. o/b/o Koog Town Music
Ray Farm Music, Seven Shades Music, Shakey Bean Music (BMI)
Performed by The Bottle Rockets
Courtesy of Undertow Music
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A Tounch of Authentic Comedic Romance
25 January 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Gorgeously filmed story of Romance/Comedy in a southern town. Russell is sweetly brilliant- soundtrack is soulfully supportive of storyline.. Loved this one and can't wait to see it again in my neighborhood.

Andy Griffin couldn't have been more on target. Other characters Cheryl,Nathan, Jeremy- what can I say? brilliant casting.

Was thrilled to hear the film was picked up for distribution. The viewer can't help but walk away from WAITRESS with good vibes.

Adrienne Shelley was VERY good and her talent as writer, producer will be sorely missed. Was so sad to hear of her tragic murder. Unbelievable. Truth is stranger than fiction.


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