Opening 1 Nov 2007
Waitress is a very cute and witty movie. True, it has sad moments, but mostly it is upbeat and fun. Jenna (pretty Keri Russell) works as a waitress in a pie diner in a small southern town. From her mother she has inherited the amazing talent to invent mouth-watering pie recipes to suit every occasion and mood. On the down side, Jenna is stuck in a miserable marriage. Although Earl was considered a good catch before they married, he has since become controlling and mentally abusive. Jenna does get lots of moral support and laughs though from her two waitress colleagues.
And then enter: the new handsome gynecologist in town, Dr. Pomatter (Nathan Fillion), to whom Jenna goes to get her unwanted pregnancy confirmed. Instant rapport! The two begin an affair. At work Jenna is the only server who can put up with pie diner owner Joe's (Andy Griffith) cranky demands and unwanted advice. During the course of the film though, his "words of wisdom" become important and, after giving birth to a baby girl and receiving an unexpected large monetary gift from Joe, Jenna finally has the means to take charge of her life. She finds the courage to leave Earl and to admit that her affair with married Dr. Pomatter must be ended. Jenna is rewarded with a new start in life and a big career in piemaking! (Thelma Freedman)