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Waitress

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

PG-13 In Theaters 05/2/2007 , 107min.
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Plot & Details

Trapped in a miserable marriage and blessed with the ability to transform her misery into delicious desserts, a small-town waitress finds her life forever changed by an unplanned pregnancy. Every day, Jenna (Keri Russell) ties on her apron and serves her customers with a smile, and every night she goes to bed knowing that she is one step closer to the day that she can kiss her scarily domineering husband (Jeremy Sisto) goodbye forever. A smart and sassy baker whose extraordinary pies are inspired by her daily trials and tribulations, Jenna fears that her dreams are all but dead when handsome Dr. Pomatter (Nathan Fillion) reveals that she is soon to become a mother. As Jenna begins penning a series of letters to her unborn baby, her life starts to change for the better in ways she never could have imagined. The final film from actress/filmmaker Adrienne Shelly, Waitress debuted at the Sundance Film Festival in Utah just months after the director was discovered dead in her New York City apartment -- the victim of a homicide.

Detroit Film Critics Society

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2007 Detroit Film Critics Society Best Newcomer Adrienne Shelly Nominated
2007 Detroit Film Critics Society Best Ensemble Nominated

Independent Spirit Awards

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2007 Independent Spirit Awards Best Screenplay Adrienne Shelly Nominated

National Board of Review

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2007 National Board of Review Best Independent Film Won

Newport Beach International Film Festival

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2007 Newport Beach International Film Festival Film Presented Nominated

Southeastern Film Critics Association

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2007 Southeastern Film Critics Association Wyatt Award Won

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