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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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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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The scene where Jenna and Earl argue in bed originally concluded in a sexual encounter that star Keri Russell described as "kind of rapey." While filming the scene, Jeremy Sisto's sympathetic delivery of the line "You're my sweet thing" caused director Adrienne Shelly to reassess her original concept of the character, and she changed the scene on-set to end with Earl quietly going to sleep. See more »

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When Jenna is making Dawn's "Falling In Love" chocolate mousse pie, the sun is pouring in from the window behind her. The previous shot established it was already night. See more »

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Becky: If you havent noticed, my right boob is way up here in Maine and my left boob is danglin' down here in Florida.
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There was (also) a Pie Gaffer! See more »

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References Modern Times (1936) See more »

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NO ONE IS TO BLAME
Written by Howard Jones
Published by Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.
Performed by Emile Millar
Courtesy of Soundfile Productions, Inc
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Perfect Mother's Day Movie
13 May 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

My boyfriend took me and my 15 year old daughter to see this for Mother's Day and it was PERFECTION. Beautifully written and acted, a movie with heart and a story. We all walked out singing the sweet song at the end of the movie. (I hope the soundtrack comes out soon.) Yes, there were some predictable plot lines but who cares? When a movie is handcrafted like a good pie (ok, slightly hokey but so is the movie), it stands on its own.

Keri Russel is lit like an angel and the storyline between her and her doctor is sweet, slightly silly and tinged with sadness. Andy Griffith gives a great character performance, delivering salty bits of wisdom and memories with equal doses.

I hope this gets a wider release - more people should see it.


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