Thursday, March 06, 2008

As Easy as Pie

We saw a movie on DVD the other night that really touched me on two levels

First, the Movie
Waitress is a sweet, funny movie about a young woman and her unwanted pregnancy. The story opens as Jenna discovers she is pregnant and she is not happy about it. As the story progresses, we meet her husband and suddenly understand her dismay.

Jenna is more than a waitress, she creates and bakes pies that express bright and dark spots of her daily life. The camera looks down as ingredients are plopped into the bowl and stirred, mashed, and blended. It is a clever and effective style to tell the story.

Second, the Director
Adrienne Shelly who plays a fellow waitress, wrote and directed the film. The film was selected for viewing at several film festivals, including the world's premiere festival Sundance. She never knew because she was murdered before the selection was made. Her husband started The Adrienne Shelly Foundation, which supports women filmmakers.

I recommend Waitress. Rent the DVD, sit down with a piece of pie, and enjoy!

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1 comment:

Diane J Standiford said...

LOVED The Waitress.