Waitress Reviews

November 17, 2011
Essentially a king-size serving of sitcom
August 17, 2008
full of whiney characters that eventually make the right decisions only after an unprecedented amount of hand-wringing
December 11, 2007
Completely inauthentic in every detail--the cinematic equivalent of an apple pie from Perkins.
August 10, 2007
no amount of quality service can cover up a slice of life that has been so overbaked.
August 10, 2007
You've heard of My Big Fat Greek Wedding. This is My Big Thin White Abusive Marriage.
August 10, 2007
Waitress isn't perfect, but it has sincerity and warmth, and feels like a labour of love - which is more than can be said of any other movie this week.
June 23, 2007
Shelly's film (regrettably her last) may be a fine folly for foodies. But as a fable of female empowerment, it seriously lacks flavor.
June 11, 2007
...just another in a growing list of recent films where all the women are wonderful, understanding, and long-suffering while the men are louts.
June 4, 2007
we're left with a moral message that it's OK to cheat on your partner as long as they're boring, brainless or vegetative
May 24, 2007
In the pantheon of forced quirk, no American indie tried as hard to be different as Garden State, but Waitress is surely in the same ballpark.
May 11, 2007
A celebration of cheating on your spouse.
May 11, 2007
A light and airy confection, only a bit too sweet and with a few ingredients missing.
May 11, 2007
Somewhere between the forced Southern quirkiness and the icky obstetrician-patient romance, this touches on something interesting about a woman's misgivings during pregnancy.
May 10, 2007
The ending is a bigger cheat than a diner charging for coffee refills.
May 8, 2007
Boasts a distinctive style and tone, but the style is arch and quaint, and the tone too insistently quirky.
May 1, 2007
Shelly's death makes me want to treat this movie with kid gloves, to root for it, turn it into something more than it is.
April 30, 2007
An overstuffed, overcooked pie -- too ungainly to eat all of, too generous to pass up, too heartbreaking to contemplate for long.
April 20, 2007
Comedy and tragedy exist side-by-side in this drab little film, suggesting an SNL alum's reinterpretation of the TV show Alice.