Waitress

If only life were as easy as pie.


Waitress
A young woman works as a waitress at a diner in a small Southern USA town. Her passion is baking pies, and she comes up with winning ideas. Her home life is not so great, as her husband does not treat her well. She wants to enter a big pie-baking competition, but he doesn't like the idea. Then she finds out she's pregnant, which is the last thing she needs. This leads her to a charming doctor, and before you know it, these two married people are deep into extra-marital affair territory. Perhaps there is still a way for her to escape from everything and find her true destiny? The film was a favourite at Sundance.

107 minutes.
No persons under 13 (Sex, Violence).
Comedy, Romance.

Showtimes

Real American pie coming up!
Real American pie coming up!

Credits

Cast
Keri Russell, Nathan Fillion, Cheryl Hines, Jeremy Sisto, Andy Griffith, Andrienne Shelly, Eddie Jemison, Lew Temple
Director
Adrienne Shelly
ScreenplayAdrienne Shelly
MusicAndrew Hollander
CinematographyMatthew Irving
EditingAnnette Davey
Sound formatsDolby Digital
SoundtrackNot available
Made in2007
Produced byNight and Day Pictures

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Film and Publications Board (FPB) Report (SA)

GenreRomantic comedy
Language10: Mild, few strong words, infrequent, sexual innuendo
NudityNone
Sex13
Violence13: Brief scenes, strongly suggested at times, emotional
PrejudiceNone
BlasphemyNone
Drug abuseNone
CommentsA woman is in an abusive relationship and she finally reclaims her power.
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ScreenIt Report (USA)

Sex / Nudity
4
Violence
2
Blood / Gore / Gross
1
Guns / Weapons
0
Profanity
4
Alcohol / Drugs
1
Smoking
1
Disrespectful / Bad Attitude
5
Imitative Behaviour
2
Frightening / Tense Scenes
1
Jump Scenes
0
Tense Family Scenes
4
Music (Scary/Tense)
0
Music (Inappropriate)
1
Topics to talk about
4


Ratings

Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

Cape Argus / The Star
Michael Rechtshaffen quote iconA pie for every trapped occasion.
10
Die Burger
Sonette Lombard quote iconVeel meer as net 'n romantiese komedie.
15
Cape Times
Anthony Quinn quote iconWaitress is sweet but not funny.
10
Mail & Guardian
Shaun de Waal
14
The Citizen
Bruce Dennill quote iconThere have been plenty of movies about the lives of small-town dead-enders and their frustrations, but this one, for part of the way at least, is more enjoyable than most of those.
13
Sunday Times
Barry Ronge quote iconIgnore the 'chick-flick' label. This is a fine slice of old-fashioned romantic Americana, as fresh, sweet and pleasing as the heroine's pies.
15
24.com
Megan Kakora quote iconThis quirky comedy about flawed people in everyday situations is the kind of lighthearted escapism that will leave you both smiling and puzzled.
10
BBC
Catherine Chambers quote iconDespite getting off to a good start with an entertaining premise, Waitress ultimately promises more than it delivers.
10
Box Office
Ray Greene quote iconAdrienne Shelly's warm and joyful blue-collar comedy makes ''quirky'' a great place to be.
15
eye Weekly
Hannah Sung quote iconThe film is likeable.
10
ReelViews
James Berardinelli quote iconWaitress is a pleasant dramatic comedy that overcomes its tonal inconsistencies by presenting an engaging lead character with whom its virtually impossible not to empathize.
15
Rolling Stone
Peter Travers quote iconThis sweetheart of a comedy boasts a hilarious and heartfelt performance by Keri Russell.
15
ScreenIt
11
Metacritic.com
34 critics
15
Rottentomatoes critics
137 critics
15
Rottentomatoes tomatometer
Tomatometer quote iconSweet, smart and quirky.
18

What the People say

Internet
3478 Netizens quote iconNot your typical romantic comedy.
16

Average .. 67%

13




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