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Review (-/10)
(By Paul Fischer)

This delightful and moving comedy/drama casts Keri Russell in a career defining performance as Jenna, a pregnant, unhappily married waitress in a small southern town.

There she meets her new, married doctor/gynaecologist, a newcomer to her town and falls into an unlikely relationship as a last attempt at happiness.

"Waitress" combines quirky humour with an added and enhanced sense of emotional truth. At times a wry comment on the complexities of relationships, at other times a moving portrait of a woman striving to adopt the courage to look forward and tear herself free from an abusive husband.

Yet the film never seems coy or precious, deriving its humour from its collage of characters played with such effortless charm by the likes of Cheryl Hines, Shelly herself [both as fellow waitresses with their own relationship dilemmas], and a magnificent Andy Griffith who shines as the caustic owner of the pie shop in which Jenna finds occasional solace.

A film about pies, love, impending motherhood and the desire to find inner strength, "Waitress" is a sublime work, full of infectious humour, a great soundtrack and a spellbinding performance by the exquisite Ms Russell. This minor masterpiece is a fitting and affecting finale from a major talent. There is no doubt it will be sold imminently and will come to a neighbourhood multiplex sooner than later.

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