Friday, March 28, 2008

Waitress (2007) PG13 – 2 ½ Stars

Jenna (Keri Russell) is a simple girl with simple needs. She daydreams a lot of her mother who used to comfort her with baked desserts and sing to her when she was young. Jenna is married to domineering, chauvinistic Earl (Jerey Sisto) and she eagerly hopes for the day she can escape him. Meanwhile she comes up with ideas for her new pie concoctions based on what is going on in her life. Andy Griffith makes a guest appearance as the grumpy, finicky, old customer.

When she is not feeling well she seeks a doctor, Dr. Pomatter (Nathan Fillion) who informs her she is pregnant. Dr. Pomatter takes a liking to Jenna and even though the two try to avoid each other, he breaths new life back into her. Now she write letters to her unborn child and sings song to her while she bakes, just like her mother did. And the story has a happy ending.

Waitress could have been a bit more exciting but Jennas pies are the winner for this movie. Strange note: The film maker, Adrienne Shelly, was killed in her New York apartment a month after her previewed at film Sundance Film Festivals.


2007 - Waitress - National Board of Review - Best Independent Film
2007 - Waitress - Southeastern Film Critics Circle - Wyatt Award

Fox Searchlight Pictures
Director: Adrienne Shelly
Writer: Adrienne Shelly
Producer: Michael Roiff
I viewed 1/08

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