Waitress  

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As a favorite waitress at Joe's Diner, Jenna is also a "pie genius," naming her tantalizing confections after the tumultuous events and emotions of her daily life. She's hoping that one of her pastries, like her "Kick In The Pants" Pie, might even change her life--if she can just win that $25,000 pie contest. But when Jenna discovers that she's pregnant, she immediately bakes an "I Don't Want Earl's Baby" Pie--a quiche of egg and cheese with a smoked ham center. After all, her husband Earl is a jealous jerk that is essentially a child himself, and the last thing they need to do is start a family together. But the pregnancy eventually changes the course of events in her life, giving her an unexpected and newfound confidence via letters to her unborn baby.

Jenna is a waitress at Joe's Pie Dinner. She makes and invents the most awesome pies. What is unique about her pies, is that they often reflect what is going on with her life. When she finds out she's pregnant she make up "I don't want earl's baby" pie. Then later she invents, "I want to kill my husband pie."

When she finds out she's pregnant, she is not thrilled. She has been saving and hiding money so she can leave Earl. Earl is just a jerk. Total controlling, abusive, self centered jerk. Now that she's pregnant, she feels stuck. And Earl... ugh.. he is a butthead. The only reason why she tells Earl about the baby is because he's driving all crazy and slapping her. Then he makes her promise that she won't love the baby more than she loves him. Ugh. Who does that?

Jenna goes to see her ob/gyn. Her regular doctor has retired and there is a new doctor in town. He's kind of cute. They have an affair. One of the days she goes to see him she brings naughty pumpkin pie only to learn he left town for the weekend with his wife. Yes, he's married too. I normally don't like cheating but... I can't help but want them too. We never really see the doctor's wife and Earl is just a jerk. So it's ok with me.

One of Jenna's regulars is the owner of the pie shop, Joe. He's your regular grumpy old man. Although you know he must not be all that grumpy cause he's jenna's best tipper. Anyways, the day she goes in to give birth, he's also at the hospital scheduled for surgery. He hands Jenna a baby card.

When Jenna finally gives birth she looks at first as if she wants nothing to do with the baby. But then she holds her baby girl and looks into her eyes. Jenna is hooked. You see Jenna fall in love with Lulu. Then dumb ol Earl gets in Jenna's face reminding her of her promise. Jenna tells him to back off and that she's divorcing him. Yay Jenna! Earl starts throwing tantrum but Jenna is too busy gazing in her daughter's eyes to pay attention. Soon guards are dragging Earl out of room.

Jenna later learn Joe is in a coma. She opens the card he gave her and there is drawing of her and a check for $275,000. The note says to start fresh. As Jenna leaves the hospital, she ends the affair with the doctor.

I thought this movie was cute. The pies looked yummy. I found out there are recipes on line for some them too. Here is the link in case you are interested.

Jenna's Pies

I would say check this out on demand or if you happen to want to rent a movie and this is there, check it out.

Grade: B

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6 comments

I liked this okay- but something felt "flat" about it for me.

That husband was indeed an a-hole!

I want to see this movie, it's on my netflix queue. I can't wait!

Hey guys! I've seen the movie, I'm a waitress and one of my waitress friends gave it to me. I have a new blog about the Vegas spirit, and Mollie once left a comment there. I've just launched a contest with cool prizes, and wanted to invite Mollie (and everybody else)to check it out: http://megavegalicious.com/2008/02/27/my-very-first-contest-everyones-invited/ Thanks!

I still haven't seen this yet ~ and I've wanted to ever since it was released in the theater.

I haven't seen this one yet, but its on the list! Although, when I read about her crap excuse of a husband, gosh..it made me so mad! Almost mad enough to cross it off the list. Almost. LOL.

I really liked the dialog between Jenna and her doctor. :P That had me cracking me up.

And yeah Earl was indeed an ass.

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