Sunday, October 28, 2007

Pie in the sky - Waitress

If you like baking or eating pie, or love a good chick flick, then I highly recommend that you see Waitress. I drooled through a lot of this film (figuratively speaking!), as the central character, Jenna (played by Keri Russell from Felicity), works in a pie diner and invents highly creative pie recipes with even more creative names, such as "Kick in the Pants Pie" (cinnamon custard) and "Marshmallow Mermaid Pie" (lots of marshmallows!).

You can only cringe in horror every time that Jenna's husband, Earl, hits the screen, as his jealous, childish, violent nature traps Jenna in an unhappy marriage from which you pray she will somehow escape. Jenna's relationship with her obstetrician, Dr Pommeter, was also rather cringeworthy - however, it forms an important part of the plot, as Dr Pommeter gives Jenna some flashes of happiness and reason to hope.

With all the luscious fruit, rich chocolate and smooth custard in this film, I was craving pie (or any other food!) for most of this film.

The visuals and dialogue in this film are a treat, and I highly recommend it.

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