12 June 2007

Waitress (2007)

Keri Russell is criminally underused in the movie industry. When they killed her off in MI:3 after a few minutes, what was the point? Everyone knows she was on the Mickey Mouse Club with Britney/ Christina/ Justin right? She's got crazy skills! Plus she had her own hit show (which lost steam after the Pink Power Ranger left, but still).

The most unbelievable part of this movie was that nobody saw Felicity's beauty? Please. Only in Hollywood would such a beautiful (meant in all senses of the word) person slip through the cracks in a small town atmosphere. In real life, she would have been the starlet of the town, headed to Hollywood (to be an aspiring actress but in reality a waitress) or American Idol, and came back after getting knocked up.

Oh right, the movie is quite good too. Not what I expected at all, and smaltzy at times, but well done. The saddest thing is about writer/director/actress Adrienne Shelley. Man. She was really good in the movie too, pulling off a very successful Zach Braff trifecta -- wait, Braff never pulled it off successfully, whoops.