The Waiting Game (1999)
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as Nick the Cook
as Customer from Hell
as L.A. Director
as Casting Director
Critic Reviews for The Waiting Game
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.
The kind of film that works better on the small screen than in theatres.
Audience Reviews for The Waiting Game
The Waiting Game is a film that lacks laughter, and over all quality. The film has a nice premier but falls flat.
This was almost certainly done by a writer/director who had a great deal of love for Woody Allen. His influence is everywhere - in the familiar New York City sidewalk shots, in the witty dialogue about sexual games, in the dramatic situations constantly leading to infidelity...But this man is far inferior to Allen. He doesn't have a sense of character or intelligent dialogue, and the soundtrack he chose for this is beyond terrible. Will Arnett is the only decent actor in this sad attempt at an Allenesque drama. It could have been so much better, but it never took off. Wasted potential.
Even Will Arnett fans will find this tedious. The novelty of seeing him as a semi-serious leading man wears off in the first 20 minutes.
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