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As recovering restaurant workers, we looked forward to a little more reality. There were flashes of insight (like maybe the film-makers had actually worked in a restaurant), and we liked the truthfulness of the racial mix, although the racial tensions seemed a little too 1960s ... could really be that far behind?
The frustration and disappointment comes from the film being SO close to getting things right, and missing so consistently.
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