Wednesday, May 21, 2008


ABOUT: Waitress is a 2007 American dramedy film written and directed by Adrienne Shelly, who also appears in a supporting role. It was the last project she completed before her murder on November 1, 2006. The film debuted at the 2007 Sundance Film Festival and went into limited theatrical release in the US on May 2, 2007.

This sweet, sassy and delicious slice of life tale reveals the power of friendship, motherhood and the willingness to take a chance.

The acceptance of Waitress into the 2007 Sundance Film Festival was bittersweet because writer/director Shelly was murdered before learning the news. The film opened to glowing critical reviews summarizing it as a "good-hearted, well-made comedy" brimming with "quality star wattage." Fox Searchlight Pictures acquired the distribution rights for roughly $4 million.

MY REVIEW: It's a shame what happened to director and writer Adrienne Shelly, she would probably be making something right now that would be just as sweet and awesome as this film.

Almost everyone in this movie is perfect. Every actor is in the role that they should be and no one else could play it. The writing is perfect and smart. The romance stuff and the directing is just alright, but no biggie.

I loved Andy Griffith as the mean old man who isn't so mean. I also loved the small role of the new guy Shelly's character is dating played by Eddie Jemison who you might remember as the computer geek from the Ocean movies.

Shelly, Keri Russell and Cheryl Hines all do a fantastic job of playing the waitresses of the diner. Russell gives her best performance and the pies just look delicious.

MY RATING: 7 out of 10



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