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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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The Year's Most Delicious Romantic Comedy 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)  »

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Amor aos Pedaços  »

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$1,500,000 (estimated)

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$92,034 (USA) (4 May 2007)

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

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 the doctor is dropping Jenna off at work right after their first passionate kissing, Jenna has lipstick all over her face, but his is perfectly clean. See more »

Quotes

Jenna: Cal?
Cal: Yeah?
Jenna: Are you happy? I mean, would you call yourself a happy man?
Cal: Well if you're asking me a serious question, I'll tell you: I'm happy enough. I don't expect much, I don't give much, I don't get much I'm generally enjoy whatever comes up. That's my truth, summed up for your feminine judgment. I'm happy enough.
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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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CHRISTINE
Written by Thomas Gardocki, Jr.
Published by Haulin' Ass Music (ASCAP)
Performed by Soda And His Million Piece Band
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Not your typical romantic comedy
30 April 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Ever since the Felicity days I've loved Keri Russell, so I was excited to see a screening of this in Santa Monica a week or so ago. I also have enjoyed Nathan Fillion in Serenity and the short-lived show Firefly that preceded that. But even with those expectations I was pleasantly surprised with this movie. It seems like in the past few years movies have become (or maybe they have always been) incredibly predictable. You go see a romantic comedy and it's almost like you can write the next line. I don't know about you, but I kind of like not knowing what is going to come next. That is part of the intrigue. The characters in this movie were diverse, funny, and completely endearing. In Waitress the dialogue is surprising and different. I really enjoyed the quirkiness of the characters. The crowd I viewed this movie with spanned many generations and it seemed to me that nearly everyone was laughing and enjoying themselves. I would recommend this to guys, girls, whoever...if you go in thinking it is going to be like every other movie you will really be happy when you leave the theater. I am definitely going to see it again when it is released this weekend.


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