Waiting (2005)



Critic Consensus: Waiting... is a gross-out comedy that is more gross than comic.

Movie Info

A waiter for four years since high school, Dean has never questioned his job at Shenanigan's. But when he learns that Chett, a high school classmate, now has a lucrative career in electrical engineering, he's thrown into turmoil about his dead-end life. Dean's friend Monty is in exactly the same boat, but he couldn't care less. More concerned with partying and getting laid, Monty is put in charge of training Mitch, a shy new employee. Over the course of one chaotic shift, Mitch gets to know the … More

Rating: R (for strong crude and sexual humor, pervasive language and some drug use)
Genre: Comedy
Directed By: ,
Written By: Rob McKittrick
In Theaters:
On DVD: Feb 7, 2006
Box Office: $16.1M
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as Serena

as Raddimus

as T-Dog

as Floyd

as Danielle

as Monty's Mom

as Dean's Mom

as Redneck

as Video Host

as Cook No. 1

as Bitchy Lady

as Old Man

as Girl at Bar

as Smooth Guy No. 1

as Girly No. 1

as Dessert Woman

as Elderly Woman

as German No. 1

as Dessert Woman

as German No. 2

as Stunt Bush

as Background Cook

as Background Cook

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Critic Reviews for Waiting

All Critics (97) | Top Critics (32)

The funniest scene is also the saddest: The kitchen crew, having cleaned up, watching the clock like New Year's, goes nuts when a couple is seated a minute before closing. This is pain.

Full Review… | October 12, 2005
Village Voice
Top Critic

You can do gross-out stuff and be funny, but it has to have some decent dialogue and characters.

Full Review… | October 11, 2005
Ebert & Roeper
Top Critic

...a spare premise that's utilized to surprisingly positive effect...

Full Review… | March 19, 2011
Reel Film Reviews

An undercooked, overdone raunchy comedy.

Full Review… | December 18, 2010
Common Sense Media

It made me laugh. Out loud, a lot, and wildly, and I'm not ashamed to admit it.

Full Review… | April 29, 2009
Cinema Crazed

Luis Guzman is especially funny as a sex-crazed head cook obsessed with a staff game that becomes a centerpiece of the film's humor.

Full Review… | April 19, 2009

Audience Reviews for Waiting


A funny comedy and Ryan Reynolds continues to impress me in parts here and there. Luis Guzman as Raddimus is great!!

John Manard

Super Reviewer


Directors Cat
Directors Cat

Super Reviewer


"Waiting" has got to be one of the lamest excuses for a film in the history of comedy. The entire movie takes place in a restaurant called Shenanigans, and while Dean (Justin Long) is likeable as the lead star and his story, interesting, the film has no real plot. The script is a bunch of random conversations about sex, drugs and work, and the jokes are never funny. I needed to force myself to find once laugh throughout this film. The main story is that Dean is deciding to enrol in school to become something better, and the end shows that, even though it's dull and the way it is executed is dumb. This film tries way too hard to be funny and much too hard to gross you out. I could not wait for this film to end, no pun intended. Everything about this comedy is uninspired and completely contradicts the genre in my opinion. "Waiting" is far worse than just a waste of time. There is absolutely no reason for why it was made!

KJ Proulx
KJ Proulx

Super Reviewer

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