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Waiting 2005 R CC

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Ryan Reynolds stars in this hilarious comedy about a group of waiters and waitresses searching for the meaning of life while waiting for their next big tip. You will never look at your food - or those serving it - the same way!

Starring:
Ryan Reynolds, Anna Faris
Runtime:
1 hour, 34 minutes

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Product Details

Genres Comedy
Director Rob McKittrick
Starring Ryan Reynolds, Anna Faris
Supporting actors Justin Long, David Koechner, Luis Guzmán, Chi McBride, John Francis Daley, Kaitlin Doubleday, Rob Benedict, Alanna Ubach, Vanessa Lengies, Max Kasch, Andy Milonakis, Dane Cook, Jordan Ladd, Emmanuelle Chriqui, Wendie Malick, Monica Monica, Travis Resor, J.D. Evermore
Studio Lionsgate
MPAA rating R (Restricted)
Captions and subtitles English Details
Rental rights 24 hour viewing period. Details
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Video (streaming online video and digital download)

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28 of 28 people found the following review helpful By DarthRad on November 28, 2009
Format: DVD
Few movies drive home a point as sharply as this one does. Yep, I will never, ever be mean or angry with a waiter or food preparer again.

"Waiting" is definitely one of those F*** Bomb a minute, gross out sexual humor sort of movies. But what makes it stand out from the majority of these usually brainless and nearly unwatchable movies is the sharply written script by first time writer/director Rob McKittrick. McKittrick knows his subject, as he was writing from personal experience. The characters are well fleshed out and recognizable, and the dialogue is quite funny and intelligent. The ensemble cast - Ryan Reynolds, Anna Faris, and Justin Long among them - do a great job.

As others have already mentioned, "Waiting" is like "Office Space", in that it is a movie focused on one peculiar micro-culture of our modern society. Instead of Cubical-ville, the characters live in the world of those familiar chain restaurants with the ersatz instant "history" and "character" stuck to the walls, where the waiters gather at your table to sing "Happy Birthday". Think T.G.I.F. or Bubba Gump, more upscale than Denny's or Carrow's, less upscale than Macaroni Grill (the local one here has someone, usually the head waiter or a cute girl, sing "Happy Birthday" in Italian, as an aria).

And, I now appreciate so much more the budget steakhouses like Ponderosa/Bonanza that show you the cooks grilling the steaks right in front of the customers. Great idea, all restaurants should do that...

Yes, this movie is what happens after the "coming of age" movie, when the kids leave the comforts of home to figure out what to do with the rest of their lives. Have you noticed how the people in these sorts of jobs are usually young, usually turn over constantly? It's a way station in life, the entry point into the cold, hard, realities of our fiercely competitive society.

Be kind to them all, while they figure it out...
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By -J242- on January 18, 2013
Format: Amazon Instant Video Verified Purchase
I love this movie. A better tale of the trials & tribulations of working in the mid-grade restaurant industry has never been made. It's sophomoric humor but it's hilarious! Don't waste your time on the sequel though, it is the Khan to the original's Kirk.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Joe R on May 26, 2012
Format: Blu-ray Verified Purchase
I saw this movie on comedy central, but they censored so much out of it, i decided to just spend $7 and buy it. Well worth it, this movie is hilarious. Not a family movie, but for people who have worked in a restaurant, it makes you laugh so hard.
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9 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Neal J. Wertanen on February 8, 2006
Format: DVD
This movie is priceless, if you've ever worked in a restaurant this movie will be hauntingly familar to you. I worked as a server for about a year and change, and this is exactly what my life was like in that time period (minus the show your johnson game). I've never laughed as hard as I did watching this movie. It captures exactly how annoying and mean customers can be, and how naive they are to think you won't mess with them back. I mean obviously you can't yell at them or anything, so of course you mess with the food! And this movie shows this perfectly (and admitedly much more drasticly than real life). But as Ryan Reynolds character says (and its true) "Don't Mess with the people who handle your food." Its just not smart. So funny.

Words honestly can't even begin to describe just how realistic and funny this flick is. I would say that, for me anyways, it now joins "Clerks" and "Office Space" in what from this day forward will be known as "The I Hate My Job" trilogy, and as the 3 best comedies ever!
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8 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Bryan Foster on March 28, 2006
Format: DVD
So, I get to work both sides of the street; reviewing something I know something about. Hanging out with the staff in the restaurants.

And I can honestly say, yup, that's pretty much restaurant folk down to a tee.

You've got your insecure guy who's never seen with a girl and who all the new girls learn right away to manipualte.

You've got your prankster who's fooled the boss into thinking he's a great employee so he gets to train all the new people, making them little clones of himself. He's also worked his way through most of the girls on staff.

The foul mouthed, always angry girl who gets down right scaring from time to time...and yet always is pretty dang funny.

The strung out busboys, the jerk-off cooks, really the only thing I've been missing out on is the game. That'd been great.

Here's the thing, 90% of the stuff in this movie happens in restaurants all the time. While I encourage you to continue to go out to eat (as it's how I make my livlihood), I also encourage you to remember the age old axims "Treat others as you would want to be treated", and "Ignorance is bliss"!
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9 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Eric Ericson on February 28, 2009
Format: DVD
About one day in the life of a family-style restaurant, it's employees, and the horrors that happen within the kitchen to those that may or may not deserve it, I found this movie entertaining and like how the filmmakers said in the documentary, alot like Clerks, yet not nearly as clever. Ryan Reynolds plays the exact same character he's played in Van Wilder (and others) here and he's got it down to a sarcastic science. Apple computer lackey Justin Long does surprisngly well here too as the "hero" of the story who realizes this day that his life is slowly wasted there. Alot of other familiar faces spring up here too, and for the gross-out scenes, yes they will teach you not to anger your waiter until AFTER you've eaten. Mildly amusing while not a total gut-buster, gets a whole point for the plentiful bonus features and very inventive menus.
(RedSabbath Rating:8.0/10)
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