Beloved at Joe's Diner for her wildly creative and delicious pies, waitress Jenna (Keri Russell) hopes to use her culinary expertise to win the $25,000 cash prize at a pie-baking contest and leave her boorish husband (Jeremy Sisto). Unexpected developments arise, including a feverish affair with a handsome doctor (Nathan Fillion). Bittersweet romantic comedy co-stars Cheryl Hines, Andy Griffith, and writer/director Adrienne Shelly. 108 min. Widescreen; Soundtracks: English Dolby Digital 5.1, Spanish Dolby Digital Surround; Subtitles: English, French, Spanish; audio commentary; featurettes.
This charming comedy from late director/writer/actress Adrienne Shelly is the perfect mix of sweet and sour. FELICITY'S Keri Russell stars as Jenna, a waitress stuck in a marriage to a less than lovable lout (Jeremy Sisto, SIX FEET UNDER). When she learns she's pregnant with his baby, she seeks solace in two things: pie baking and an extramarital affair with her hunky but nervous OB-GYN Dr. Pomatter (Nathan Fillion, SERENITY). Jenna is an artist with crusts and fillings, creating a ham and brie quiche (which she calls "I Don't Want Earl's Baby Pie") and a cinnamon spice custard confection ("Kick in the Pants Pie"). Her relationship with her doctor gives her something to look forward to as her husband grows ever more controlling and her baby bump gets larger. Like Jenna's perfect pie recipes, WAITRESS is a heavenly combination of ingredients. Director Adrienne Shelly Star Keri Russell, Jeremy Sisto, Cheryl Hines, Nathan Fillion, Andy Griffith, Eddie Jemison Special Features: Widescreen format Audio: Dolby Digital 5.1, English Subtitles, English, Spanish, French, Optional Additional Release Material: Audio Commentaries Michael Roiff - Producer; Keri Russell Star Behind the Scenes. 1. "This Is How We Made WAITRESS Pie" 2. "Fox Movie Channel Presents: In Character with Keri Russell" 3. "Fox Movie Channel Presents: In Character with Cheryl Hines" 4. "Fox Movie Channel Presents: In Character with Nathan Fillion" Documentaries - "Written and Directed by Adrienne Shelly: A Memorial" Featurettes: 1. "Hi! I'm Keri. Ill Be Your Waitress" 2. "The Pies Have It!" 3. "A Message from Keri Russell about the Adrienne Shelly Foundation" Runtime: 100 minutes Year of Release: 2007.