• Publication date: August 1, 2011

Jenna turns to baking to overcome life�s obstacles Waitress: If only life were as easy as pie

Jenna is a pregnant, unhappily married waitress in the deep south. She meets a newcomer to her town and falls into an unlikely relationship as a last attempt at happiness.

Jenna is a pregnant, unhappily married waitress in the deep south. She meets a newcomer to her town and falls into an unlikely relationship as a last attempt at happiness.

Jenna is stuck in a marriage to a less-than-lovable lout. 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.

Jenna is hoping to win a pie-baking contest so, with the prize money, she'll have enough cash to leave her husband Earl.

She bakes phenomenal pies at Joe's diner, listens to old Joe's wisdom, tolerates her sour boss Cal, is friends with Dawn and Becky (her fellow waitresses), and finds a mutual attraction with the new doctor in town.

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.

As life with Earl becomes unbearable but what options does a waitress have?

Like Jenna's perfect pie recipes, Waitress is a heavenly combination of ingredients. Griffith is a particular treat as the cantankerous owner of the restaurant where Jenna works.

This movie is rated PG-13 for sexual content, language and thematic elements.

Year: 2007

Runtime: 108 mins

Genre: Comedy/ Drama

Starring:

Nathan Fillion

Jeremy Sisto

Keri Russell

Cheryl Hines

Andy Griffith

Eddie Jemison

Directed by: Adrienne Shelly