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Waitress Reviews

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January 31, 2018
This little movie's got a lot of heart, and it's a heart that's unafraid to embrace life's littlest moments in all its forms.
March 24, 2016
...genuinely, genially funny and carries a modestly affirming moral: You have to make yourself happy and you have to be able to live with yourself.
February 10, 2014
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.
November 18, 2011
Funny, gentle, unpatronising, if occasionally naive and quirky.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
November 22, 2010
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 | Original Score: 3.5/4
August 27, 2009
Allergic as I am to quirkiness, I was won over
August 14, 2009
... Fillion offers up an endlessly charismatic performance...
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
October 18, 2008
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.
August 28, 2008
Adrienne Shelly's last piece has all the right ingredients.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
June 9, 2008
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 | Original Score: 4/5
February 28, 2008
Waitress is a beautiful and poignant swan song for what should have been the vanguard of a blossoming career.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
February 2, 2008
Keri Russell sparkles in this story about a piemaker who longs for something more filling.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
January 15, 2008
Waitress combines quirky humour with an added and enhanced sense of emotional truth.
December 6, 2007
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
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 | Original Score: 3/4
December 1, 2007
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 | Original Score: 3.5/4
November 29, 2007
Nothing can distract from the inherent joy of experiencing this undeniably tasty creation.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
November 28, 2007
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.
November 25, 2007
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 | Original Score: 7/10
November 23, 2007
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 | Original Score: 3.5/4
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