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Waitress (2007)

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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>

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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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Company Credits

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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

Even though Becky (Cheryl Hines) smokes, Hines herself is actually a non-smoker. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Becky: Good, cause this is my lil' adventure.
Jenna: Your little adventure?
Becky: Yeah, I'm having me a lil' adventure after many years of lots of nothin'
Jenna: You love him?
Becky: Cal? I don't know. But I love it. I love having someone to look pretty for. I love waking up and having something to look forward to. Something fun and sneaky and sexy.
Jenna: He love you?
Becky: He kinda likes me, kinda hates me. It's fun.
Jenna: Doesn't sound very fun.
Becky: He makes me forget about my invalid husband. My loneliness. The dreadful misplacement of my bosoms.
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Crazy Credits

There was (also) a Pie Gaffer! See more »

Connections

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

Soundtracks

MIDAS TOUCH
Written by Simon T. Scott, Richard Davis, Dan Trilk
Published by Golden Gods Music (BMI)
Performed by The Golden Gods
Courtesy of The Control Group, LLC
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Perfect Mother's Day Movie
13 May 2007 | by erikawakSee 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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