A waitress and expert pie-maker dreams of a way out of her small town and rocky marriage.

  • Released:
  • Runtime: 144 minutes
  • Genre: Comedy, Drama
  • Stars: Stephanie Torns, Charity Dawon, Max Kumangai, Molly Jobe, Dakin Matthews, Anastacia McCleskey, Matt Deangelis, Andrew Fitch, Drew Gehling, Henry Gottfried, Christopher Fitzgerald, Tyrone Davis Jr., Sara Bareilles, Eric Anderson, Emily Koch, Molly Jobe, Caitlin Houlahan, Joe Tippett
  • Director: Brett Sullivan
  • gracie-77118 - 13 March 2024
    A Masterpiece.
    As a massive fan of the musical and specifically the OBC, I was nervous to hear the pro shot would feature Sara and a couple other replacements. I was pleasantly and happily surprised. Sara and Joe's dynamic, particularly because they are actually together in real life, is unique and breathtaking. The cinematography gave respect to the musical and made the baking scenes seem like a music video but it a good way. Sometimes proshots will include awkward angles or cuts and thankfully, Waitress did not. Some things I appreciated specifically were the added Nurse Norma one-liners that made even me who knows the entire script burst out laughing. Sara's voice who normally sounds too pop-like for me was actually perfect and "She Used to be Mine" made me cry. The dialogue overall felt slower than what it would have been on the stage, particularly Jenna and Earl's scenes, but I got used to it as the movie progressed. Overall, this musical is a joy. It's beautifully crafted and deals with real and raw people. I'm so happy it has an excellent pro shot to go along with it.