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  • This sweetheart of a comedy boasts a hilarious and heartfelt performance by Keri Russell. show more

  • The writer-director Adrienne Shelly, who died in New York City late last year at the age of 40, took such perishable ingredients as wit, daring, poignancy, whimsy and romance, added passionate feelings plus the constant possibility of joy, decorated her one-of-a-kind production with pastel colors and created something close to perfection. show more

  • Shelly left her daughter - and her audience - a wonderful gift, this movie about the transforming effects of motherhood. Waitress shows how, in giving birth, a woman gives birth to herself - as artist and mother. show more

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  • June 05, 2011 bebromana
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    A cute little sleeper film. It grows on you each time you see it. Definitely see in when you\'re in the mood to make pies. It\'s a bout the choices we make in life -- some good, some bad -- and pursuing our dreams. The characters are flawed, but they are real. There are no clear villians or heros in this piece. Even the husband, as reprehensible as he is, has some redeeming qualities. You can see why she fell for him before the relationship went sour. He\'s a rather lost soul who wants love but is unable to share it. It lifts the spirts because even when she\'s in this horrible relationship, there is beauty in her soul, expressed by her ability to make pies. She still pursues her dreams, and even if she makes some bad choices along the way, in the end she makes the right one.

  • March 01, 2010 Pinkpuppy95
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    also im gonna miss adrienne shelly, i was looking forward to seeing another film of hers! r.i.p

  • January 21, 2009 Denise
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    The characters really made the whole movie believable. Its sorry, that it can really be true to life, thats why some people may not like it. Life, just ain't perfect, and there is no sugar coating it. We just can't get it right and I give Shelly all the credit for tying to make a happy ending.