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USA: Fox Searchlight
UK: Twentieth Century Fox
Cast: Keri Russell, Nathan Fillion, Cheryl Hines, Adrienne Shelly, Jeremy Sisto, Andy Griffith, Adrienne Shelly, Eddie Jemison, Lew Temple, Darby Stanchfield, Heidi Sulzman, Lauri Johnson, Sarah Hunley, Cindy Drummond, Nathan Dean, Caroline Fogarty, Christy Taylor, Jennifer Walsh, Hunter King, Donna Leslie, Nora Paradiso, Danny Allen, Andy Ostroy
Director: Adrienne Shelly
USA & UK: 107 mins
USA Rated: PG-13 for sexual content, language and thematic elements
UK Certificate: 12A contains adultery and domestic abuse themes and one use of strong language
USA Release Date: 2 May 2007 (Limited Release - New York and Los Angeles)
UK Release Date: 10 August 2007
The last film of the late writer/director Adrienne Shelly, WAITRESS is about a small town woman who down on her luck manages to transform her life into a hilarious and unexpected love story.
As a favourite waitress at Joe's Diner, Jenna (Keri Russell, MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE 3, THE UPSIDE OF ANGER)) is also a "pie genius," naming her tantalizing confections after the tumultuous events and emotions of her daily life. She's hoping that one of her pastries, like her "Kick In The Pants" Pie, might even change her life - if she can just win that $25,000 pie contest.
When Jenna discovers that she's pregnant though, she immediately bakes an "I Don't Want Earl's Baby" Pie - a quiche of egg and cheese with a smoked ham center. After all, her husband Earl (Jeremy Sisto, THIRTEEN, SIX FEET UNDER) is a jealous jerk who is essentially a child himself and the last thing they need to do is start a family together.
So despite being trapped in a disastrous marriage to Earl and pregnant with his child, she meets the charming new OB-GYN, Dr Pomatter (Nathan Fillion, SERENITY), who visits the town. She's decides to revamp her life into something more satisfying and her pregnancy eventually changes the course of events in her life, giving her an unexpected and newfound confidence.