History Film / Waitress

1st Jul '16 8:22:52 AM eleanorofaquitaine
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As of April 24, 2016 there is now a musical version on Broadway with music by Sara Bareilles and a book by Jessie Nelson, starring Jessie Mueller as Jenna Hunterson.
5th Jun '16 3:45:24 PM nombretomado
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* CrapsaccharineWorld: On occasions the film's aesthetic is very similar to [[PushingDaisies another piemaker's story]]. The darkness of the touched topics, however, prevents the idyllic Southern setting from becoming a SugarBowl.

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* CrapsaccharineWorld: On occasions the film's aesthetic is very similar to [[PushingDaisies [[Series/PushingDaisies another piemaker's story]]. The darkness of the touched topics, however, prevents the idyllic Southern setting from becoming a SugarBowl.
18th Mar '16 8:05:27 PM toongrrl1990
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* AppealToWorseProblems: Becky and Dawn acknowledge that while Jenna has great skin and breasts with a knack for making pies, as lonely (Dawn) or mundane and worrisome (Becky) their lives may get, they don't envy Jenna at all due to her asshole husband.
9th Mar '16 2:01:03 PM Hossmeister
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Directed by Adrienne Shelly, whose shockingly random murder overshadowed the mostly positive reviews of the film, it stars Creator/KeriRussell as Jenna, [[Series/SixFeetUnder Jeremy Sisto]] as her husband Earl, Creator/NathanFillion as the gynecologist Dr. Pomatter, [[CurbYourEnthusiasm Cheryl Hines]] as her promiscuous friend Becky, and [[Series/TheAndyGriffithShow Andy Griffith]] as Joe, the diner's owner.

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Directed by Adrienne Shelly, whose shockingly random murder overshadowed the mostly positive reviews of the film, it stars Creator/KeriRussell as Jenna, [[Series/SixFeetUnder Jeremy Sisto]] as her husband Earl, Creator/NathanFillion as the gynecologist Dr. Pomatter, [[CurbYourEnthusiasm [[Series/CurbYourEnthusiasm Cheryl Hines]] as her promiscuous friend Becky, and [[Series/TheAndyGriffithShow Andy Griffith]] as Joe, the diner's owner.
27th Dec '15 11:38:01 AM nombretomado
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Directed by Adrienne Shelly, whose shockingly random murder overshadowed the mostly positive reviews of the film, it stars Creator/KeriRussell as Jenna, [[SixFeetUnder Jeremy Sisto]] as her husband Earl, Creator/NathanFillion as the gynecologist Dr. Pomatter, [[CurbYourEnthusiasm Cheryl Hines]] as her promiscuous friend Becky, and [[Series/TheAndyGriffithShow Andy Griffith]] as Joe, the diner's owner.

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Directed by Adrienne Shelly, whose shockingly random murder overshadowed the mostly positive reviews of the film, it stars Creator/KeriRussell as Jenna, [[SixFeetUnder [[Series/SixFeetUnder Jeremy Sisto]] as her husband Earl, Creator/NathanFillion as the gynecologist Dr. Pomatter, [[CurbYourEnthusiasm Cheryl Hines]] as her promiscuous friend Becky, and [[Series/TheAndyGriffithShow Andy Griffith]] as Joe, the diner's owner.
6th Dec '15 3:38:06 AM Morgenthaler
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* [[spoiler: DidNotGetTheGirl: Disappointing to some, but Dr. Pomatter ''is'' a married man and it's a much more realistic ending than if they got together.]]

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* [[spoiler: DidNotGetTheGirl: [[spoiler: Disappointing to some, but Dr. Pomatter ''is'' a married man and it's a much more realistic ending than if they got together.]]



* [[spoiler: EarnYourHappyEnding]]: Jenna. And how!

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* [[spoiler: EarnYourHappyEnding]]: EarnYourHappyEnding: Jenna. And how!
27th Oct '15 3:08:06 AM ChrisDen
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Directed by Adrienne Shelly, whose shockingly random murder overshadowed the mostly positive reviews of the film, it stars Creator/KeriRussell as Jenna, [[SixFeetUnder Jeremy Sisto]] as her husband Earl, Creator/NathanFillion as the gynaecologist Dr Pomatter, [[CurbYourEnthusiasm Cheryl Hines]] as her promiscuous friend Becky, and [[Series/TheAndyGriffithShow Andy Griffith]] as Joe, the diner's owner.

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Directed by Adrienne Shelly, whose shockingly random murder overshadowed the mostly positive reviews of the film, it stars Creator/KeriRussell as Jenna, [[SixFeetUnder Jeremy Sisto]] as her husband Earl, Creator/NathanFillion as the gynaecologist Dr gynecologist Dr. Pomatter, [[CurbYourEnthusiasm Cheryl Hines]] as her promiscuous friend Becky, and [[Series/TheAndyGriffithShow Andy Griffith]] as Joe, the diner's owner.



* {{Adorkable}}: Dr Pomatter, in ''spades''. Then again, he is played by NathanFillion.

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* {{Adorkable}}: Dr Dr. Pomatter, in ''spades''. Then again, he is played by NathanFillion.



* BabiesMakeEverythingBetter: Subverted. [[spoiler: Jenna finally does gather the courage to ditch her husband after her daughter is born, but this is merely the last step of a long [[CharacterDevelopment emancipational process. Rather, she makes things better for the baby]].]]

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* BabiesMakeEverythingBetter: Subverted. [[spoiler: Jenna finally does gather the courage to ditch her husband after her daughter is born, but this is merely the last step of a long [[CharacterDevelopment emancipational emancipation process. Rather, she makes things better for the baby]].]]



* BittersweetEnding: [[spoiler: Jenna escapes her abusive husband and opens a pie shop with her daughter, but Joe dies and Jenna ends things (albeit amicably) with Dr Pomatter. For fans of their relationship, it's a bit disappointing, though it is realistic.]]

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* BittersweetEnding: [[spoiler: Jenna escapes her abusive husband and opens a pie shop with her daughter, but Joe dies and Jenna ends things (albeit amicably) with Dr Dr. Pomatter. For fans of their relationship, it's a bit disappointing, though it is realistic.]]



* BuffySpeak: Lots, and it tends to be delivered by the adorable neurotic Dr Pomatter. But considering [[NathanFillion who plays him]], that's no stretch.

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* BuffySpeak: Lots, and it tends to be delivered by the adorable neurotic Dr Dr. Pomatter. But considering [[NathanFillion who plays him]], that's no stretch.



* [[spoiler: DidNotGetTheGirl: Disappointing to some, but Dr Pomatter ''is'' a married man and it's a much more realistic ending than if they got together.]]

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* [[spoiler: DidNotGetTheGirl: Disappointing to some, but Dr Dr. Pomatter ''is'' a married man and it's a much more realistic ending than if they got together.]]



* InsistentTerminology: Jenna refuses to call Dr Pomatter by his first name (Jim).

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* InsistentTerminology: Jenna refuses to call Dr Dr. Pomatter by his first name (Jim).



* KarmaHoudini: Sweet and loving man that he is, Dr Pomatter ''did'' cheat on his wife with no consequences other than eventually [[spoiler: losing Jenna, who spared him to repair his marriage without turmoil.]]
* LastNameBasis: Jenna won't call Dr Pomatter by his first name even though he uses hers.

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* KarmaHoudini: Sweet and loving man that he is, Dr Dr. Pomatter ''did'' cheat on his wife with no consequences other than eventually [[spoiler: losing Jenna, who spared him to repair his marriage without turmoil.]]
* LastNameBasis: Jenna won't call Dr Dr. Pomatter by his first name even though he uses hers.



* PrettyBoy: Dr Pomatter, [[LampshadeHanging as pointed out]] by Dawn.

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* PrettyBoy: Dr Dr. Pomatter, [[LampshadeHanging as pointed out]] by Dawn.



* SecretRelationship: Jenna and Dr Pomatter. Cal and Becky, the ones who are [[BelligerentSexualTension constantly bickering!]]

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* SecretRelationship: Jenna and Dr Dr. Pomatter. Cal and Becky, the ones who are [[BelligerentSexualTension constantly bickering!]]



* YourCheatingHeart: One of the main controversies surrounding the film was its portrayal of marital infidelity in a seemingly positive light. Of course, it's Deconstructed in the ending [[spoiler: when Jenna notices Mrs Pomatter's loving devotion to her husband.]]

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* YourCheatingHeart: One of the main controversies surrounding the film was its portrayal of marital infidelity in a seemingly positive light. Of course, it's Deconstructed in the ending [[spoiler: when Jenna notices Mrs Mrs. Pomatter's loving devotion to her husband.]]
26th Aug '15 8:28:24 AM capretty
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* BittersweetEnding: [[spoiler: Jenna escapes her abusive husband and opens a pie shop with her daughter, but ends things (albeit amicably) with Dr Pomatter. For fans of their relationship, it's a bit disappointing, though it is realistic.]]

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* BittersweetEnding: [[spoiler: Jenna escapes her abusive husband and opens a pie shop with her daughter, but Joe dies and Jenna ends things (albeit amicably) with Dr Pomatter. For fans of their relationship, it's a bit disappointing, though it is realistic.]]
6th Mar '15 11:41:39 PM joelkazoo
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Not to be confused with the 1981 {{Troma}} [[InsistentTerminology "sexy comedy"]] ''Waitress!''.
20th Aug '14 7:35:25 AM nelec
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Directed by Adrienne Shelly, whose shockingly random murder overshadowed the mostly positive reviews of the film, it stars [[{{Felicity}} Keri Russell]] as Jenna, [[SixFeetUnder Jeremy Sisto]] as her husband Earl, NathanFillion as the gynaecologist Dr Pomatter, [[CurbYourEnthusiasm Cheryl Hines]] as her promiscuous friend Becky, and [[Series/TheAndyGriffithShow Andy Griffith]] as Joe, the diner's owner.

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Directed by Adrienne Shelly, whose shockingly random murder overshadowed the mostly positive reviews of the film, it stars [[{{Felicity}} Keri Russell]] Creator/KeriRussell as Jenna, [[SixFeetUnder Jeremy Sisto]] as her husband Earl, NathanFillion Creator/NathanFillion as the gynaecologist Dr Pomatter, [[CurbYourEnthusiasm Cheryl Hines]] as her promiscuous friend Becky, and [[Series/TheAndyGriffithShow Andy Griffith]] as Joe, the diner's owner.
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