Waitress

Waitress

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Waitress
A pie-centric, semi-independent film about a woman trapped in a life from which she dreams of escape. Jenna's (Russell) secret ambition is to save enough money from her waitressing job to leave her overbearing and controlling husband (Sisto). Looks like a main-stream 'The Good Girl'.

Jenna is a sharp, sassy woman with a gift for making unusual pies. The recipes are inspired by the trials, tribulations and circumstances of her life (There's an "I hate my husband" pie). An unwanted pregnancy changes the course of events giving her an unexpected confidence via a romance with her dashing gynecologist (Fillion).

Actor/writer/director Adrienne Shelley was tragically murdered in 2006, prior to the film's premiere at Sundance, in New York. She described 'Waitress' as a "love letter" to her daughter Sophie (who also stars).
2007Rating: M, contains sex scenes107 minsUSA
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Variety

Variety

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While aspects verge on sitcom terrain, this tale of a pregnant small-town woman caught between a bad marriage and a risky affair is mostly as funny and charming as intended...

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The New York Times

The New York Times

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Part feminist fable, part romantic fairy tale, it is by turns tart and sweet, charming and tough, rather like its heroine and like Keri Russell, the plucky, pretty, nimble actress who plays her...

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Rolling Stone

Rolling Stone

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This sweetheart of a comedy boasts a hilarious and heartfelt performance by Keri Russell...

3.0
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New Zealand Herald

New Zealand Herald

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A sweet, simple, funny and engaging little indie film...

4.0
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Newshub

Newshub

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as the characters revealed themselves, and their stereotypes were slowly dismantled, I found myself enjoying this film more and more...

3.0
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Film Threat

Film Threat

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Full of off-kilter characters who don't talk like anyone in real life, but sound a truthful chord...

3.0
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Christchurch Press

Christchurch Press

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An unexpectedly quirky treat about a waitress who has a way with tarts. Ostensibly it is a frothy romantic-comedy, but under that meringue layer there is some big emotional stuff going on...

4.0
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Variety

Variety

press

While aspects verge on sitcom terrain, this tale of a pregnant small-town woman caught between a bad marriage and a risky affair is mostly as funny and charming as intended...

0
The New York Times

The New York Times

press

Part feminist fable, part romantic fairy tale, it is by turns tart and sweet, charming and tough, rather like its heroine and like Keri Russell, the plucky, pretty, nimble actress who plays her...

0
Rolling Stone

Rolling Stone

press

This sweetheart of a comedy boasts a hilarious and heartfelt performance by Keri Russell...

3.0
0
New Zealand Herald

New Zealand Herald

press

A sweet, simple, funny and engaging little indie film...

4.0
0
Newshub

Newshub

press

as the characters revealed themselves, and their stereotypes were slowly dismantled, I found myself enjoying this film more and more...

3.0
0
Film Threat

Film Threat

press

Full of off-kilter characters who don't talk like anyone in real life, but sound a truthful chord...

3.0
0
Christchurch Press

Christchurch Press

press

An unexpectedly quirky treat about a waitress who has a way with tarts. Ostensibly it is a frothy romantic-comedy, but under that meringue layer there is some big emotional stuff going on...

4.0
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