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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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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  »

Box Office

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$2,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£105,910 (UK) (10 August 2007)

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$19,067,631 (USA) (19 October 2007)
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Writer-director-actress Adrienne Shelly wrote the screenplay while she was pregnant with her daughter, Sophie. See more »

Goofs

During the movie, Jenna makes two lattice-top pies by laying all of the dough strips in one direction and then placing the dough strips for the other direction on top of the previous strips. Usually lattice-top pies are made with the dough strips for both directions woven together with each other. (That way they look better and bake more evenly.) See more »

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Dawn: I don't care if she is a pie genius. I wouldn't trade places with her.
Becky: No, me neither.
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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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DIRTY OLD TOWN
Written by Thomas Gardocki, Jr.
Published by Haulin' Ass Music (ASCAP)
Performed by Soda And His Million Piece Band
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7 October 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I thought I was going to have to start scratching my eyes out during this movie to make the time pass. There were no "up's and down's" in this flick. It was completely monotone. I could have watched the first 5 minutes of this movie, then left and come back for the last 3 minutes and not missed a thing. So boring. It reminded me of a low budget soap opera. The acting was okay. But the storyline really didn't go anywhere. I felt ripped off seeing this movie at the theater. It's definitely one I could have waited for to come out on TELEVISION. I saw that it received 8 out of 10 stars and that's why I went to see it. I'm not quite sure what everyone enjoyed about this flick unless it was their great popcorn or they received free tickets to the flick.


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