Waiting... [P&S] [Unrated and Raw Deluxe Edition] [2 Discs] [DVD] [2005]

  • SKU: 7623501
  • Release Date: 02/07/2006
  • Rating: R
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Overview

Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
96% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (45 out of 47)

Special Features


  • The Works: all access interactive video commentary
  • Sending It Back: The Real Dish on Waiting Tables
  • "That Little Extra" documentary
  • Expanded telestrator commentary
  • Deleted scenes
  • Outtakes
  • Alternate takes
  • Trailers
  • Closed Captioned

Synopsis


Waiting...
Learn why you should never send your food back and other valuable lessons in this over-the-top comedy set in the food service industry. Dean (Justin Long) and Monty (Ryan Reynolds) are two longtime friends who work as waiters as Shenanigan's, a self-consciously "fun" chain restaurant. Both have been working at the restaurant since they graduated from high school; it's only recently occurred to Dean that he has nothing to show for the last four years of his life but a community college diploma and his name tag from work, and he's developed a sudden urgency to make something of himself. Monty, on the other hand, is more interested in making time with the women on the wait staff at work than accomplishing anything, though his recent relationship with fellow employee Serena (Anna Faris) has rather dramatically crashed and burned. Over the course of an evening at Shenanigan's, Dean and Monty confront obnoxious customers and train timid new employee Mitch (John Francis Daley) while dealing with wildly eccentric chef Raddimus (Luis Guzman), control-freak manager Dan (David Koechner), and a kitchen full of crazed cooks, prep workers, and dish-washers. Waiting was the first feature film from writer and director Rob McKittrick. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

Cast & Crew


  • Ryan Reynolds
    Ryan Reynolds - Monty
  • Anna Faris
    Anna Faris - Serena
  • Justin Long
    Justin Long - Dean
  • David Koechner
    David Koechner - Dan
  • John Francis Daley
    John Francis Daley - Mitch



Overall customer rating

4.6
96%
would recommend to a friend
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Must See

    Posted
    Ophelia

    If you've ever worked in the food service industry, "Waiting" is a Must See. Ryan Reynolds, although not typically my favorite actor, does an excellent job as the main character in this movie about working in a chain restaurant. As a former waitress/host/bartender I found this movie to be a good, hilarious reflection of what really goes on in the kitchen. My favorite part of the movie centers on a rude customer who gets some "extra attention" to her meal. Also hilarious was the dopey restaurant manager trying to help out in the kitchen, but rather just gets in the way. I'm usually not into the crude type of humor featured in "Waiting," but I couldn't help but love some of the practical jokes and rites of passage featured at the restaurant. This is definatley a must see movie for anyone who has EVER been so lucky to work such a thankless job in the food service industry.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    haha i used to be a waiter

    Posted
    joe1979

    Crude and true at times, this movie reminded me what it was to like to deal with the unknowing, unforgiving, not caring, stupid public as a whole. This movie is hilarious! If you have ever been a waiter or in the food industry you should watch this. If you have ever been the jerk who gives us a hard time you should watch this. Remember this isn't just a movie, someone has had to experience this in order to hit the nail directly on the head. Go ahead be a jerk if we or the kitchen accidentally mess up, go ahead...LOL Watching this movie will make you say oh yeah or oops maybe i shouldn't be a jerk!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Hilarious... and a great lesson

    Posted
    808TANK
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    This movie kicked off the notion of "not messing with the people who cook and serve your food": a great lesson back when this movie came out which endures to this day. While not exactly a family-friendly movie, this is nonetheless, a hilarious comedy. Another huge bonus is that this movie is aging, and the price point reflects that. It's a win-win!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    no more waiting...

    Posted
    MrJohnson

    Waiting is the definition of dirty humor. It is very similar to that of Wedding Crashers or Bachelor Party (for you old school comedy lovers!) Ryan Reynolds is almost the exact same type of character he played in Van Wilder but this time he has a supporting crew that are much more funny themselves and make for one great watch. The plot is simply a day in the life of a new guy at the restaurant Shananaganz. Overall, amazing funny, probably my favorite of all time, i recommend it to everyone that can take a joke and crude humor.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    good crack-up film

    Posted
    JERMINITIS
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    As with a lot of today's funny films, I had to watch this movie a second time to really appreciate it. I initially rented it, kinda enjoyed it, and didn't think much about it afterwards. Then, it came on cable tv, and I realized that I actually missed all the good ole crude humor. Finally, I appreciated the movie and the story that goes with it enough to buy the dvd. I mean, come on, its got Ryan Reynolds in it. He's about as "side-hurting" humorous as anyone gets today.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A Truly Funny Movie

    Posted
    Leftoverchinese

    This is a very funny movie. Unfortunately, it seems to be an either hate it or love it sort of movie. So, if you haven't seen it, you may want to rent it first. The only special feature to not make it to the Blu-ray is a 6 minute collection of real stories from actual waiters. So no real loss there, I just thought I would mention it. The video and audio are top notch with this blu-ray as well. Fans of the film will not be disappointed.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A Stellar, Hilarious Film!!!

    Posted
    mirvous

    Waiting, starring Ryan Reynolds is packed with hilarious innuendos and all out raunchy scenes. This film will leave you walking away with lines you'll repeat to friends and make inside jokes out of. Definitely relates to those who have worked in the hospitality industry. Basically "don't mess with those who handle your food!" All out hilarious flick would recommend to a mature audience. Watch for explicit scenes.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Kinda Whack

    Posted
    wininc1
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    I wanted to give this movie a chance. Dane Cook and Ryan Reynolds were the drawing cards. Also, I thought this was going to be something like Employee of the Month. This movie isn't funny at all. Andy Milanokas is pretty weak in this film as well. It was cheap, but kindof a bust.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend


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