Jenna (Russell), a small-town waitress with big dreams, has an uncanny gift for baking out-of-this-world pies. Her secret ambition is to win a $25,000 contest, so she can leave her obnoxious husband, open her own pie shop and transform her life. A chance meeting with a handsome newcomer to town just might supply the right ingredients to help Jenna find true happiness.
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Waitress has all the ingredients to make a decent movie, but it all comes off as predictable and a bit flat. With the exception of the always loveable Andy Griffith and a fairly decent performance by Keri Russell the cast is universally poor. Adrienne Shelly's story often shows glimpses of promise though her poor direction results in comedic moments coming off as flat and dramatic moments as dull. In the hands of a more experienced and imaginative director this could have been an edgy romantic comedy, but in reality it's little more than a very average medium budget daytime TV movie.