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Waitress (2007)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 25 May 2007 (USA)
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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$1,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$92,034 (USA) (4 May 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

When Jenna is in labor, the hospital labor and delivery room nurse is wearing a white uniform and white cap. Hospital nurses in labor and delivery stopped wearing those uniforms in favor of scrubs by the time this film was set. See more »

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Dr. Pomatter: Un-congratulations, you're definitely having a baby.
Jenna: Un-thank you.
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Crazy Credits

There was (also) a Pie Gaffer! See more »

Connections

Referenced in Chelsea Lately: Episode #7.193 (2013) See more »

Soundtracks

SLIPPIN' THE MICKEY
Written by David Biller / Bobby Horton
Published by Tele Roy Music
Performed by Biller & Horton
Courtesy of Vinylux Records, Inc. by arrangement with PEN Music Group, Inc.
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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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