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Waitress (2007)

PG-13  |   |  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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Exhausted Mother
Sarah Hunley ...
Hospital Nurse
Nathan Dean ...
Doctor's Assistant


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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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

25 May 2007 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Amor aos Pedaços  »

Box Office


$2,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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


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

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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


In the film, Nathan Fillion and Darby Stanchfield play husband and wife. On the television series Castle (2009), in which Fillion plays the title role, Stanchfield has a recurring role as the first of his two ex-wives. See more »


When the Exhausted Mother gets sprayed with silly string, the silly string changes color. As the mother and son are walking up to the porch, the silly string is blue. When the son sprays her during the first close up of her face, the silly string is pink. When the camera switches to Jenna then comes back to the mother, the silly string is blue again. See more »


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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Crazy Credits

There's a 'pie mistress' on the crew. See more »


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


Written by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (as Mozart)
Performed by Royal Philharmonic Orchestra (as The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra)
Appears courtesy of Extreme Production Music USA
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User Reviews

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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