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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.

Director:

Adrienne Shelly

Writer:

Adrienne Shelly
6 wins & 16 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Keri Russell ... Jenna Hunterson
Nathan Fillion ... Dr. Jim Pomatter
Cheryl Hines ... Becky
Jeremy Sisto ... Earl Hunterson
Andy Griffith ... Old Joe
Adrienne Shelly ... Dawn
Eddie Jemison ... Ogie
Lew Temple ... Cal
Darby Stanchfield ... Francine Pomatter
Heidi Sulzman ... Exhausted Mother
Lauri Johnson ... Nurse Norma
Sarah Hunley Sarah Hunley ... Dr. Lily Mueller
Cindy Drummond ... Hospital Nurse
Nathan Dean Nathan Dean ... Minister
Caroline Fogarty ... Doctor's Assistant
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Storyline

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 »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 May 2007 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Amor aos Pedaços See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$1,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$92,034, 6 May 2007

Gross USA:

$19,074,800

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$22,179,430
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Production Co:

Night and Day Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

This is Andy Griffith's second-to-last role/film of his extended acting career. See more »

Goofs

When Oki comes into the diner to give Dawn the flowers, they are in the corner of the booth. In he next shot they're in front of them, and he clearly did not move them. See more »

Quotes

Dr. Pomatter: I want to talk to you, somewhere outside of here. Maybe we can have a coffee or something?
Jenna: I can't have coffee, it's on the bad food list you gave to me. What kind of doctor are you?
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Crazy Credits

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


Soundtracks

LAKESHORE (LETTER FOR EARLY)
Written by Thomas Gardocki, Jr.
Published by Haulin' Ass Music (ASCAP)
Performed by Soda And His Million Piece Band
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Funny and touching
31 January 2007 | by McGonigleSee all my reviews

Waitress is a great, funny movie starring Keri Russell as a small-town waitress who discovers that she's pregnant just as she's planning to leave her jealous, controlling husband. The typical Hollywood approach for a movie like this would be to film it in ultra-serious "movie of the week" mode, but writer/director/actor Adrienne Shelly chose to tell her story in an extremely stylized, almost fairy-tale style. The stylized dialogue, super-sharp photography and primary-color palette even reminded me of the movies of Joel & Ethan Coen at times, but in the end, this movie packs an emotional punch that the Coen brothers have rarely achieved. It also features a brilliant (and brilliantly human) performance by Andy Griffith as the horny old geezer who owns the diner where Russell works.

This movie has a good chance at achieving a Little Miss Sunshine-style breakout this year. It's funny, quirky and honestly touching. Waitress stands as a fine legacy for Adrienne Shelly, but if things had been different, it could have been the movie that launched her into the mainstream instead of her swan song.


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