Waitress

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Fox Searchlight Released 2007

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Director:
Adrienne Shelly
Released:
2007
Rating:
PG-13
Waitress is a 2007 comedy/drama directed by Adrienne Shelly. Jenna (Kerri Russell), a waitress in a small diner, is married to a controlling, abusive man named Earl (Jeremy Sisto). Although Jenna is desperate to get a divorce, Earl takes all her tips to prevent her from becoming too independent. In order to earn enough money to escape from her marriage, Jenna, who is an expert pie maker, wants to enter a local baking contest that offers a grand prize of $25,000. However, her plan is derailed when she suddenly learns that she is pregnant. When she heads to the gynecologist to confirm her pregnancy, she finds that her previous doctor has been replaced by the young, handsome Jim Pomatter (Nathan Fillion). Despite the fact that they are both married, Jim and Jenna begin an affair. As Jenna explores her relationship with Jim and comes to terms with her unwanted pregnancy, she also tries to find the strength to change her boring life for the better.moreless

Metacritic Score

  • 100

    Entertainment Weekly Owen Gleiberman

    A wee romantic charmer, a delectable Dixie screwball romp that never loses its spry sense of discovery.

  • 80

    The New York Times A.O. Scott

    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 ...

  • 70

    Variety Dennis Harvey

    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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    Comedy, Drama

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    Romantic Comedy, Love & Romance