• Waitress
    2 minutes 26 seconds
    Added: May 9, 2008


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Waitress Reviews

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Shauna Lyon
New Yorker
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Shelly deftly achieves a tone pitched between fantasy and reality, its levity belying an astute and humane study of an unhappy relationship steeped in inertia.

Full Review Source: New Yorker

February 10, 2014
Wally Hammond
Time Out
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Funny, gentle, unpatronising, if occasionally naive and quirky.

Full Review Source: Time Out | Original Score: 3/5

November 18, 2011
Nick Rogers

Adrienne Shelly's lasting legacy is this exquisite, engaging film about slices of life, Keri Russell's luminosity, an unhurried narrative, Andy Griffith's codger delighting in schadenfreude and even Jeremy Sisto making his abhorrent character relatable.

Full Review Source: Suite101.com | Original Score: 3.5/4

November 22, 2010
Fernando F. Croce

Allergic as I am to quirkiness, I was won over

Full Review Source: CinePassion

August 27, 2009
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews

... Fillion offers up an endlessly charismatic performance...

Full Review Source: Reel Film Reviews | Original Score: 2.5/4

August 14, 2009
Bob Mondello
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The film is hardly flawless - even the pie-baking scenes sometimes seem half-baked - but it's hard not to read promise into every frame, and to wonder what Shelly might have cooked up in the future.

Full Review Source: NPR.org

October 18, 2008
Heather Huntington

Adrienne Shelly's last piece has all the right ingredients.

Full Review Source: ReelzChannel.com | Original Score: 8/10

August 28, 2008
Robert Davis
Paste Magazine

It's a love letter of the first degree, the kind that rises out of trepidation and confusion, almost by accident, with a sudden force of absolute clarity.

Full Review Source: Paste Magazine | Original Score: 4/5

June 9, 2008
Brandon Fibbs
Colorado Springs Gazette

Waitress is a beautiful and poignant swan song for what should have been the vanguard of a blossoming career.

Full Review Source: Colorado Springs Gazette | Original Score: 8/10

February 28, 2008
Wesley Lovell
Cinema Sight

Keri Russell sparkles in this story about a piemaker who longs for something more filling.

Full Review Source: Cinema Sight | Original Score: 3.5/4

February 2, 2008
Garth Franklin
Dark Horizons

Waitress combines quirky humour with an added and enhanced sense of emotional truth.

Full Review Source: Dark Horizons

January 15, 2008
Frank Ochieng
Movie Eye

Despite Shelly's twist of disturbing fate, WAITRESS will be a memorialized nod of a little gem of a film that delivered a slice of pie to our hungry, entertaining expectations

Full Review | Original Score: 3/4

December 6, 2007
Jordan Hiller

I dare you to sit through Waitress and not fall for Russell.Her face is open like a baby's and sculpted like a goddess'.

Full Review Source: Bangitout.com | Original Score: 3/4

December 6, 2007
Scott Nash
Three Movie Buffs

It's a small movie set in a small town, and features actors who were most famous for parts on the small screen. And it also just happens to be one of the more entertaining movies of the year.

Full Review Source: Three Movie Buffs | Original Score: 3.5/4

December 1, 2007
Geoff Berkshire

Nothing can distract from the inherent joy of experiencing this undeniably tasty creation.

Full Review Source: Metromix.com | Original Score: 4/5

November 29, 2007
Mark Bourne
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Waitress is not a perfectly cut, factory-line Safeway-brand slice. It does, though, serve up a generous deep-dish portion, homemade and heartfelt, that leaves a sweet taste goes down.

Full Review Source: Film.com

November 28, 2007
Jeffrey Chen
Window to the Movies

Its almost-bedtime-story delivery heightens its design as a parable about finding focus and clarity after enduring much chaos and wading through the mud.

Full Review Source: Window to the Movies | Original Score: 7/10

November 25, 2007
Kam Williams
Sly Fox

Adrienne Shelly's promising career was cut short when she was murdered in her Manhattan apartment by an illegal alien. At the time of her death, she was completing this engaging dramedy which she had written, directed and co-starred in as well.

Full Review Source: Sly Fox | Original Score: 3.5/4

November 23, 2007
Prairie Miller

A rare girl homage to sassy, savory and self-effacing Southern women.

Full Review Source: NewsBlaze

November 21, 2007
Jason Zingale

It runs a little longer than it needs to, but the final product is just like one of Jenna's pies: light, sweet and with the smallest hint of tartness.

Full Review Source: Bullz-Eye.com | Original Score: 3.5/5

November 17, 2007
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