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April 4, 2017
This film is popular with audiences because it convincingly recreates the food service industry's jolly bleakness, manic energy and dysfunctional-family atmosphere, which resonates with many people who have been there. It is unpopular among critics because its central motifs are homophobia, statutory rape and gross-out humor.
February 26, 2017
Ryan Reynolds is absolutely funny here, up to the point he may be qualified to be for Canada what Rowan Atkinson is for England, YET Waiting is hardly made to be enjoyed by anyone other than restaurant staff who deal with how disgusting and repulsive it is to work at a restaurant, and a 1 and a half hour movie that's entirely about working at a restaurant is sure to taste a little past date.
November 11, 2016
Wow! I can't believe most of these previous reviews because this movie is genius. Obviously the bad reviewers have never worked in the restaurant industry. Every character in this movie is sooo true to life. Of course with a lot of exaggeration, to make it entertaining. Yes, they are a little cartoony, but it's a comedy. No, its not exactly laugh out loud slap stick comedy, but if you know this world, it's psychological comedy. If you know the industry, the scenery, plot, characters, and dialogue, were so detailed and hit the nail on the head. If you didn't get it, you're probably not the demographic for this movie anyway. It's kind of cool that it played with the traditional structure and achtypes too. In the end, it was easy to follow, made sense, and was satisfying. I loved it.
September 14, 2016
There are good moments but it's hard to appreciate a comedy that is so often flat and tonally boring.
June 25, 2016
spot on portrayal of the different personalities behind the scenes of those responsible of your food and dining experience in restaurants. This movie serves up plenty of laughs , especially if you worked in the food game
June 4, 2016
Waiting ALWAYS gets me laughing. Anyone that doesn't like this film doesn't have a funny bone to tickle.
½ May 14, 2016
While it's highly immature and I wasn't always proud when it successfully made me laugh, "Waiting" is one of the few "day in the life of" comedies since "Clerks" that's actually worth watching.
May 9, 2016
There is some funny moments here and there but as a whole it's just not worth your time.
April 30, 2016
Extremely raunchy and gross. But it's wildly entertaining as well.
½ April 20, 2016
Likeable, often amusing and unashamedly immature film about immature people waiting tables at a low-grade US food chain. Sure there's a plot of sorts about self-discovery but if you're a fan of Ryan Reynolds' early smart-ass comedy style, this will be right up your alley.
April 14, 2016
Love this movie. Critics have no idea what a good movie is. They over analyze and miss the pure fun.
April 6, 2016
What? What's up with the terrible ratings?
If you've never worked as a server or in the food industry, you're likely to miss the hilarious portrayal of the characters.
This is one of my favorite movies, I had never heard of Ryan Reynolds before this, and am very surprised it took so long for him to make it where he is today.

Cheesy acting, but the stereotypes are dead on, from the lady that complains at the table, down to the self important restaurant manager.

5 stars from me.
April 2, 2016
This film is a miss in my opinion more of a documentary than a film! Its not that funny either!
½ March 29, 2016
Probably be better if I had ever served tables. I just wanted to punch Justin long in the face for most of it.
March 27, 2016
3/25/2016: A pretty funny movie with an excellent cast.
March 20, 2016
pretty frivken hilarous - though very sexual in nature
March 20, 2016
Team work brings result....
March 11, 2016
While I myself didn't laugh very often in Waiting the characters are surprisingly well developed and interesting with very distinctive personalities, the dialogue was also very well written and sharp, the cast were all picked extremely well as I felt a lot of the characters in this movie matched themselves in real life (Based off of interviews)
Not an extremely funny film by any means but I loved watching it mainly because of its well written characters and dialogue.ÔŽ
½ March 9, 2016
The movie was hilarious, yet also thought provoking. Although I don't think this was the intention, I found myself searching for the reason why behind what made me uncomfortable. This movie is deeper than a lot of people give it credit for.
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