Synopsis: Waitress is a 2007 American independent cooking-themed comedy-drama film written and directed by Adrienne Shelly, who also appears in a supporting role, making this her final appearance before she was murdered.
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Production: Fox Searchlight Pictures
  6 wins & 15 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
108 min

You're not eating

your spaghetti pie. Why not?

I'm thinking I want to borrow

some money from you.

And my answer to that,

of course, is no.

There's a big pie Bake-Off in

Jonesville in a couple months. And I'd like to go.

And my answer to that,

of course, is no.

Prize money is pretty good.

Why do you need money? I give you everything

you need, don't I?


You want for nothing, don't you?

Yes, Earl, I want for nothing.

I mean, your pies ain't bad. But what's so important about that

when you got me to take care of?

That's a good point, Earl.

Jenna Hunterson.

Hello, Mrs. Bunterson.


Who are you?

I'm your doctor.

Oh, wow, you brought me a pie.

How nice.

You know what?

I've only been here a few weeks,

but already I am genuinely

impressed with the hospitality of this place.

You're not my doctor.

Lily Mueller is my doctor.

This pie is for her.

It's Marshmallow Mermaid,

her favorite.

Well, she's semiretired now.

Just sort of happened this morning.

She kind of quit.

We didn't have time to call anybody.

But Dr. Mueller delivered me.

I mean, she's been my doctor forever.

I really liked and trusted her.

Maybe you could really like

and trust me, too?

I've never even seen you before.

Yeah, I just got hired.

Long story, making it short,

this is still

Dr. Mueller's practice,

I'm the junior doctor on staff.

Um, just moved here from

Connecticut two weeks ago.

Dr. Mueller had a class

over the summer

and I was a student of hers,

and is this story boring you?

No... yes.

Sorry, anyway,

it's nice to meet you.

What's your name again?

I'm Dr. Jim Pomatter.


- And you are?

- Jenna Hunterson.

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Adrienne Shelly

Adrienne Levine (June 24, 1966 – November 1, 2006), better known by the stage name Adrienne Shelly (sometimes credited as Adrienne Shelley), was an American actress, film director and screenwriter. She became known for roles in independent films such as 1989's The Unbelievable Truth and 1990's Trust. She wrote, co-starred in, and directed the 2007-released film Waitress, which ultimately won five awards. In late 2006 Shelly was the married mother of an infant daughter and was waiting to see if Waitress would be accepted for the Sundance Film Festival. more…

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Submitted on April 10, 2018


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