DVD Review: Waitress (Worth its weight in Pie!)

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Hey all…

Had a chance to see the movie Waitress over the weekend on DVD. Waitress is the story of Jenna, a pregnant small town pie maker at a diner stuck in a loveless marriage to a cretin, who meets a doctor who renews her faith in herself. It stars Keri Russell and Nathan Fillion and is great!

[rating:4/4]

Here‘s the IMDB link.

This is a wonderful film. I wish I had kept track of all the different pie names. She came up with pies all through the movie, and all were creative and amusing in their own way. Jenna’s gift was pie making and the cast and crew made the best of that aspect of the story. A couple of pies were “Kick in the Pants Pie” and “Pregnant Miserable Self Pitying Loser Pie”… (For a list of some of the pies, see Waitress.net here. The article even includes a couple of recipes!)

The film also had one heck of a supporting cast, including Cheryl Hines, Jeremy Sisto, Andy Griffith (in a GREAT role!), Adrienne Shelly, Eddie Jemison, and others.

It’s a story of self discovery that’s hidden in a romantic comedy. Well written and directed by Adrienne Shelly, who’s been writing for television for more almost 15 years.

What’s to like about the film? Well, we loved it top to bottom. The only thing that kind of got annoying was the character Ogie (played by Eddie Jemison), but we got over it. 🙂

If you like movies with a small town feel where you get to know the characters and feel their pain (Jenna’s marriage to Earl (Jeremy Sisto) was pitiful and will make husbands and boyfriends everywhere who are worth their salt look better to their wives right away)… And Nathan Fillion and Keri Russell looked like they had a heck of a fun time with some of the passionate scenes.

What else can I say? We give it a great 4/4 and hope you enjoy it too!

–Fitz

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