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By Sandie Angulo Chen, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 15+

Indie tackles tough topics but is as sweet as pie.

Movie PG-13 2007 104 minutes
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WAITRESS is Adrienne Shelly's only film as a director; the 40-year-old indie-film veteran was murdered in November 2006, and knowing that makes her lovely little picture all the more touching. As with her delectable pies, if Jenna can start from scratch, she'll create something beautiful. It's such a shame that after all of her hard work making her directorial debut, Shelly didn't live to see the sweet desserts of her efforts.

Movie Details

  • In theaters: May 3, 2007
  • On DVD or streaming: November 27, 2007
  • Cast: Cheryl Hines , Keri Russell , Nathan Fillion
  • Director: Adrienne Shelly
  • Inclusion Information: Female directors, Female actors
  • Studio: Fox Searchlight
  • Genre: Comedy
  • Run time: 104 minutes
  • MPAA rating: PG-13
  • MPAA explanation: sexual content, language and thematic elements.
  • Last updated: June 20, 2023

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