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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
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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>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

If only life were as easy as pie. 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, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$19,067,631, 21 October 2007
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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

Adrienne Shelly wrote the screenplay while she was pregnant with her daughter, Sophie. See more »

Goofs

After the opening credits, Jenna can be seen absently mixing chocolate in a bowl. But the closeup view of the bowl shows it is cleaner on the sides than on the wider shot. See more »

Quotes

Jenna: Dr. Pomatter?
Dr. Pomatter: Yes, Jenna?
Jenna: I just want to make sure we're clear about one thing.
Dr. Pomatter: What's that, Jenna?
Jenna: I want drugs. I want massive amounts of drugs. I want the maximum legal limit of drugs.
Dr. Pomatter: Noted and understood.
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Crazy Credits

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

Connections

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

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BLACK COFFY
Written by Stuart / Gorra / Gollin
Published by Halfwaytogone / Small Stone
Performed by Halfway To Gone
Courtesy of Small Stone Records
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Sweet Like The Pies
1 May 2007 | by gingerifficSee 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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