The Waiting Game (1999) - Rotten Tomatoes

The Waiting Game (1999)





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What does a tortured artist, femme fatale, ego-maniac, gay dancer, wanna-be supermodel, and an impotent bus boy have in common? They all work together. This ensemble comedy love story chronicles the adventures and misadventures of a group of aspiring performers who wait tables at a New York City eatery called "Peter's Backyard." While the restaurant is a place of business, it's also a forum for everyone to work out the issues of life as they know it, or think they know it. Pitted against the New York culture jungle, Lenny, Andi, Joe, Derek, Shannon, and Dan serve up a prie fixe of artistic trauma, comedic insanity and thespian lust. We follow these characters as they struggle to keep their delicately balanced lives from coming unglued, in the urban warfare of the survival of the artist.


Capt. Donald Williams
as Nick the Cook
Alice Spivak
as Customer from Hell
Howard Spiegel
as L.A. Director
Amy Marcs
as Casting Director
Leslie Lyles
as Therapist
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Critic Reviews for The Waiting Game

All Critics (4)

Despite first-rate acting, these stories are pretty ordinary stuff and tell us little about the actor-waiter's ordeal that's supposed to be the heart of the film.

February 26, 2002 | Rating: 1.5/4 | Full Review…

The kind of film that works better on the small screen than in theatres.

July 24, 2001 | Rating: 50/100

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