• Waitress (2007)


Release Date: May 2nd, 2007

DVD Release Date: November 27th, 2007

PG-13 |1 hr 47 min

Plot Summary

Jenna (Keri Russell) works in a diner in a small Southern town and is a genius at creating luscious desserts, but her marriage to an overbearing lout (Jeremy Sisto) makes happiness impossible. When she discovers she is pregnant, she makes plans to skip town before her condition is obvious. However, she begins an affair with the new town doctor (Nathan Fillion), who is the only one who knows her secret.

Cast: Keri Russell, Nathan Fillion, Cheryl Hines, Adrienne Shelly, Lew Temple, Eddie Jemison, Jeremy Sisto, Andy Griffith

Director: Adrienne Shelly

Genres: Comedy drama , Romance

Production Co: Night & Day Pictures

Keywords: Touching, 2000s, Amusing, House, Small town, Husband, Underdog, Doctor, Hospital

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Ratings & Reviews

  • 100
    Joe MorgensternWall Street Journal

    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

  • 75
    Carrie RickeyPhiladelphia 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. show more

  • 100
    Mick LaSalleSan Francisco Chronicle

    Waitress deserves an essay, not just a review. There are perfect moments that stand out, and the reasons for their perfection are interesting. show more

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