Sometimes, as a critic, there are films you don’t want to review. Not because they are bad, but because they are good. Waitress is one of those films. I so thoroughly enjoyed myself at this film, I don’t want to have to put on my critic cap and point out the flaws, as few as there are.
Before we get to those, though, let’s talk about the good things. They all center around Jenna, the newly pregnant title character played by Keri Russell. This beauty has come a long way since Felicity and she holds the center of this film with the confidence and surety of an actress with twice her experience. This is really her coming out party in the feature world (and no, Mission Impossible III does not count) and she is certainly the Belle of this particular ball. To be fair, though, she is helped along by triple threat Adrienne Shelly, who not only wrote and directed the film, but co-stars as well. Continue reading