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Rated PG-13 for sexual content, language and thematic elements.

PG-13 In Theaters 05/2/2007 , 107min.
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Viewer score based on 26 ratings
Critic score based on 34 reviews

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June 05, 2011
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
March 01, 2010
also im gonna miss adrienne shelly, i was looking forward to seeing another film of hers! r.i.p <3
January 21, 2009
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.
July 23, 2008
Tindall Faith
This movie is wonderful!!! I really enjoyed it. I think a lot of women can identify with the characters in this movie. I saw it on cable and I'll be buying it to add to my collection this weekend. Hats off to mis Russell!! Your performance is wonderful girl!!!
May 22, 2008
Romantic? Charming? This is one of the blackest, most shallow, and depressing movies of all time. Nothing uplifting. Not a character worth empathizing with; they are all villians. A bad, implausable story told badly. Humorless. An episode of "Cheaters" filmed in pastel would be more entertaining. The requisite "coma" of soap operas and chick flicks. And not even a good pie recipe.

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Washington Post
Among the joys here are the supporting players, each with well-defined stories and quirky personalities. Cheryl Hines (HBO's "Curb Your Enthusiasm") and Shelly play fellow waitresses searching for their own happiness, and good ol' Andy Griffith is memorable as the curmudgeonly diner-owner who takes a shine to Jenna. Full Review
A.O. Scott
The New York Times
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 who plays her. Full Review
Carrie Rickey
Philadelphia Inquirer
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. Full Review
Claudia Puig
USA Today
Serves up an irresistible helping of delicious fun with writing that is tart and sharp and a story infused with sweetness. Full Review
Dana Stevens
When you watch Waitress, you're also watching a meta-movie about Shelly's brutal end, and the spirit that bursts from every corner of this overcrowded movie is so genuinely warm that trashing it feels like panning a so-so baton-twirling performance at the church talent show. Full Review

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