• Released
  • May 2, 2007
  • PG-13 , 1 hr 47 min
  • Comedy
    Romance
  • 3,134 Fan Ratings
Synopsis: A pregnant waitress is caught between her controlling husband and her new lover.

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Critic Ratings

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100

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
Waitress deserves an essay, not just a review. There are perfect moments that stand out, and the reasons for their perfection are...
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100

Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
The writer-director Adrienne Shelly, who died in New York City late last year at the age of 40, took such perishable ingredients as wit,...
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100

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
A wee romantic charmer, a delectable Dixie screwball romp that never loses its spry sense of discovery.
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88

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
Serves up an irresistible helping of delicious fun with writing that is tart and sharp and a story infused with sweetness.
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75

Chicago Tribune

By Michael Wilmington
The ending of Waitress is so beguiling and whimsical that it makes you, like its diner's patrons, hungry for more--and it makes you miss...
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75

Miami Herald

By Connie Ogle
There is little trace of tragedy in this warm, refreshing Southern comedy, which is quirky without being idiotic, original despite some...
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75

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Carrie Rickey
Shelly left her daughter - and her audience - a wonderful gift, this movie about the transforming effects of motherhood. Waitress shows...
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75

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
This sweetheart of a comedy boasts a hilarious and heartfelt performance by Keri Russell.
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75

Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
Waitress isn't a great film, but it is great, deep-dish fun, with a generosity of spirit that extends first to the sisters on the screen...
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63

New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
While Shelly's stylized vision and sentimental intentions don't always gel, they do result in a warm, often charming fantasy.
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Rated PG-13 | For sexual content, language and thematic elements
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