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January 2007
First Look: WAITRESS

First Look: WAITRESS

Director: Adrienne Shelly
Screenwriter : Adrienne Shelly
Executive Producer : Todd King, Jeff Rose
Producer : Michael Roiff
Cinematographer : Matthew Irving
Editor : Annette Davey
Production Designer : Ramsey Avery
Music : Andrew Hollander
Cast : Keri Russell, Nathan Fillion, Cheryl Hines, Jeremy Sisto, Andy Griffith, Eddie Jemison, Lew Temple
Release Date: May 2, 2007 (limited)
Distributor: Fox Searchlight Pictures

Official Website: http://www.foxsearchlight.com/waitress/

Synopsis: Adrienne Shelly's sunny final film is also her most artistically successful and intrinsically marketable directorial effort. An old-fashioned fairy tale that honors the transformative power of female friendship and motherhood, "Waitress" features a dynamic cast led by Keri Russell, whose character will surely do, in a Rachael Ray kind of way, for down home pie-making what the title character of "Babette's Feast" did for Cailles en Sarcophage.

When Russell's character Jenna, a waitress in a cheery southern diner, discovers that she's pregnant, she doesn't exactly jump for joy. Motherhood was never in her plans, and she's already saddled with her needy, jealous and infantile husband Earl (Jeremy Sisto).

At first, things seem hopeless and her dreams for a better life are in ruins, until a good-looking doctor (Nathan Fillion) arrives in town and mixes things up. With the support and love of her friends and co-workers (Adrienne Shelly and Cheryl Hines) at Joe's Pie Diner, Jenna exhibits her skills with crusts and fillings which are particularly appreciated by Joe himself (Andy Griffith). She then gains the courage to embrace independence and create the life of her dreams.

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