Saturday, January 03, 2009


Jenna's life just got worse.

Married to an abusive, controlling husband in a small rural town with little opportunity was bad. That little in life made Jenna happy, save for her ability to make unique, delicious pies at the diner where she worked as a waitress was pretty bad, too. Even at her young age, Jenna's life was fixed and limited, and suffocating.

Then she got pregnant with her jerk-of-a-husband's kid, and life got a whole lot more complicated.

Keri Russell is wonderful in the lead role of Jenna, the pie artist stuck in a rut from which she can't get out. She's given a brief respite from her misery after meeting Dr. Pommater, played with some comic flair by Nathan Fillion, but their relationship is simply a bridge she uses to find her own inner strength. Which is, of course, the plot of Waitress.

I think I just saw one of the Top 10 movies of 2007, during the first week of January, 2009.

Read about the tragic events that happened to Waitress writer, director and co-star Adrienne Shelly here. Shelly was a very good writer, and her turn as Jenna's best friend Dawn is well done in this movie.


iremonger said...

That film was in my top 3 of 07, glad you liked it. Loved Andy Griffith & the poet guy too!

Anonymous said...

I loved this movie and was totally not expecting to! I also had a male DJ friend tell me how much he liked it, which shocked the hell out of me!