If you've been reading here for any period of time, you know that I love to make going to a film an event. Today, Mother's Day, Fox Searchlight was running a promotion with it's latest release, Waitress. This gem from Adrienne Shelly, has opened in limited release, and was showing in select locations with the promise of Mother's Day bliss and gift bags! There were magazines, body wash, lipstick and all kinds of coupons. Fun stuff!! My daughter and her boyfriend entertained my wish to see this movie at the Criterion Theater in New Haven, CT. Thanks guys!!
Oh yeah, the film ....... in a word, fantastic!! The story of a young waitress at a pie diner, who finds herself pregnant in an abusive marriage, is poignant, funny and heartfelt. The values of friendship and self worth are held high. This film is well written, acted and shot. Once again, we have a small budget film, with a big heart and a strong message. Well done and worth seeing!