Waitress is a movie you would like a lot, but you have no desire to see. The film first premiered at Sundance and was a huge hit. Fox Searchlight bought it (hint: they buy the good films – Napoleon Dynamite, Garden State and a small film called Little Miss Sunshine), and they’ve been holding tons of sneak preview screenings throughout the country. And guess what? People love it. I have yet to find one person who didn’t. Surprisingly, even guy-guys love it. Still not sold? Check out some of the video clips after the jump.
“Bad Baby Pie” [01:26]
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“That Was Earl Getting Me Drunk That One Night” [01:34]
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“Five Minute Blind Date” [01:07]
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“YesÂ´um You Better” [01:36]
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“JennaÂ´s Pastry Heaven” [01:16]
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“ThatÂ´s a Bad Idea” [00:57]
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“Are You Happy to See Me?” [01:58]
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Written and Directed by:Â Â Adrienne Shelly
Produced by:Â Â MichaelÂ Roiff
Cast:Â KeriÂ Russell, Nathan Fillion, Cheryl Hines, Adrienne Shelly, Eddie Jemison withÂ Jeremy Sisto and Andy Griffith
Plot Synopsis: WAITRESS is the story of one woman trapped in aÂ life from which she dreams of escape.Â Jenna’s (Russell) secret ambitionÂ is to save enough money from her waitressing job to leave her overbearing andÂ controlling husband (Sisto).Â Jenna is a sharp, sassy woman with a giftÂ for making unusual pies whose recipes are inspired by the trials, tribulationsÂ and circumstances of her life. An unwanted pregnancy changes the course ofÂ events giving her an unexpected confidence via letters to her unborn baby.
Waitress hits theaters today in limited markets and expands in the coming weeks. Check your local listings.