Waitress

Reviewer’s grade: B+

A quirky cross between Jennifer Aniston’s “The Good Girl” and Renée Zellweger’s “Nurse Betty,” “Waitress” tells the story of working-class wife Keri Russell in an unhappy marriage. Featuring relatable themes and recognizable characters, the independent film’s strong cast and solid performances are a recipe for an enjoyable cinematic experience.

 

Russell leads the cast as a pie-creating diner waitress with supporting performances by Cheryl Hines; the film’s writer/director Adrienne Shelley; Jenna’s “bad” husband Jeremy Sisto; town obstetrician Nathan Fillion; and diner owner Andy Griffith. The pies Jenna creates are Russell’s co-star; as a by-product of her plight, Jenna prepares them with ingredient combinations that match her mood, but also serve a source of both self-expression and self-esteem. 

 

The indie film’s pacing is steady, the theme – although somewhat predictable – is enjoyable. PG-13

 

– Stefanie Brickman  

 

 

View trailer

Tags
None

This material falls under the archives category because it was imported from our previous website. It will eventually be filtered into the proper category as time allows.

Related posts

*

*

Top
WordPress Lightbox