Monday, February 8, 2010
What I'm Watching: Waitress
Spanish Dancer Pie. Lonely Chicago Pie. Strawberry Chocolate Oasis Pie. If these sound good to you, you need to go and rent the movie Waitress. It's what's known as a "dramedy" and it mixes humour, heartache and scrumptious pies to create one big batch of creativity and human emotion.
The film stars a post-Felicity Keri Russell, who handles the raw emotions of the role almost as well as the southern drawl she had to master. She is completely believable as Jenna, the damaged waitress who is known for her delicious and unique pies.
I won't share the entire story of the film so that you can watch it yourself, however I will say that if only for the pies alone, you should see this film. Pies like Marshmallow Mermaid Pie, Naughty Pumpkin Pie and Fallin' in Love Chocolate Mousse Pie. Now tell me those don't sound delicious and intriguing.
The visionary director of the film is the late Adrienne Shelly, who created a world inside a pie diner punctuated by gorgeous, colourful pies, retro uniforms and quick one liners. Oh, the pies. This is truly "food porn" at its best.
I don't even have a sweet tooth, and this film made me want to get in the kitchen and bake a pie. Stay tuned for a pie-making post in the next month or so, as I'm going to be asking my 90 year old grandmother for a lesson in pie-making from scratch. This post also goes out to my brother in law, who never met a pie he didn't like. So clink those forks together and dig in, it's pie eatin' time!
*Photos via Flickr: musicpb, sonicwalker, Timothy Gerdes