Waitress

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Waitress (B-). This little movie has its heart in the right place but never really takes off. Jenna (Keri Russell, Felicity) is a waitress in a diner in a small Southern town. She’s sad because she’s married to Earl (Jeremy Sisto, Clueless), a childish, loutish, potentially violent loser of a husband and because she’s just found out that she’s pregnant, which complicates her plan to squirrel away enough money to run away and never come back. Nathan Fillion (Serenity) plays the new ob/gyn in town, and he and Jenna have an affair that brings her temporary relief from her sad existence. Andy Griffith (The Andy Griffith Show) plays the owner of the diner and dispenses homey wisdom. OK but not great. The movie’s sad coda is that writer/director/co-star Adrienne Shelly was murdered in NYC in November 2006.

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