We watched Waitress recently on DVD. Since Mal was in it, it fell into the “Anything with Firefly Cast” must-see category. Alas, neither Nathan Fillion nor Andy Griffith couldn’t save the thing.

We didn’t watch the whole thing per se: we fast-forwarded through the last act. Pacing problems in part prompted that but the script as a whole struggled. Keri Russell‘s character was completely unsympathetic. I didn’t really care what happened to her. The film gave no explanation for why she put up with her abusive husband or for why she suddenly didn’t.

I really like the idea of phenomenally-good pies. I have no idea why the movie is rated so well by both my friends and IMDB. Maybe Adrienne Shelly‘s tragic death affected some viewers. Not to speak ill of the dead, but to me Waitress is a must-miss film.


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  1. […] Water Horse: Legend of the Deep instead. This was a good decision.While similar categories have not always succeeded, I have an “Anything with Brogues” must-see category. The Water Horse was chock full […]

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