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Waiting... (2005)

R | | Comedy | 7 October 2005 (USA)
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Young employees at Shenaniganz restaurant collectively stave off boredom and adulthood with their antics.

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Rob McKittrick

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Rob McKittrick
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ryan Reynolds ... Monty
Anna Faris ... Serena
Justin Long ... Dean
David Koechner ... Dan
Luis Guzmán ... Raddimus
Chi McBride ... Bishop
John Francis Daley ... Mitch
Kaitlin Doubleday ... Amy
Rob Benedict ... Calvin (as Robert Patrick Benedict)
Alanna Ubach ... Naomi
Vanessa Lengies ... Natasha
Max Kasch ... T-Dog
Andy Milonakis ... Nick
Dane Cook ... Floyd
Jordan Ladd ... Danielle
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Storyline

It's the dinner shift at Shenanigan's. Dan, the clueless boss, assigns Mitch, 22, a trainee, to Monty, the smooth talker who chases girls for one-night stands. Dean, a waiter, also 22, feels that life is passing him by. Dan offers him the assistant manager job and gives him until midnight to decide. Other waiters, cooks, and bus boys have their issues and personalities. Bishop, the dishwasher, is their counselor. During this shift, Monty may learn something, Dean makes his decision, Dan makes a play for the not-yet-18 hostess, customers get their comeuppance, the guys all play the in-house homophobic flashing game, the gals demonstrate why they won't, and Mitch gets the last word. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

This is not what I ordered. See more »

Genres:

Comedy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong crude and sexual humor, pervasive language and some drug use | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English | German

Release Date:

7 October 2005 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Waiting... See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$3,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,021,106, 9 October 2005, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$16,124,543
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

There are many similarities between the characters Monty and Mitch and the characters Chris Knight and Mitch Taylor in Real Genius (1985). Thanks is given in the credits to the director of Real Genius, Martha Coolidge. See more »

Goofs

Towards the beginning of the movie Monty comes through the main entrance of the restaurant he is wearing Converse All Stars, a few minutes later he is wearing black dress shoes then later Converse again. See more »

Quotes

Dean: How many times can we have the exact same conversation?
Monty: It's like we're stuck in a fucking time paradox where neither our wisdom nor your virginity will ever escape.
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Crazy Credits

This film is dedicated to the loving memory of Steven "Buddha" Collier. See more »

Alternate Versions

As far as the unrated cut goes, the 'unrated' portions mostly concern the testicles and vagina shots near the end of the movie that had to be changed for the MPAA. For the vagina shot, the camera is slightly closer than it was theatrically. For the testicles shot in the theatrical, they were just hanging out of the boxers; this take is used on Disc Two during 'The Works' at the beginning of the Luis Guzman casting section. Another unrated change is that the rap video during the credits is uncensored, while the theatrical had words bleeped very arbitrarily. See more »

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Soundtracks

Fashion Fatale
Written and Performed by Read Yellow
Courtesy of Fenway Recordings
Read Yellow Music (ASCAP)
By Arrangement with Bank Robber Music
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Therapy for Restaurant Employees...
15 October 2005 | by tiramisucSee all my reviews

This movie was everything I thought it would be and more. It'll make you laugh, it'll make you cringe. Most of all, it'll make you think twice about eating at another restaurant or even working at one. Each character is throughly enjoyable as is each interaction between them. It's extremely well-written and realistic. As a waitress, I found it completely therapeutic, because even though I'd never do anything to a customer's food, seeing someone else do it to someone who is deserving of it (even in a movie), is enough to make me feel better. Ryan Reynolds is hysterical in this movie, as is Dane Cook and Luis Guzman. There are so many one-liners that you'll hear for a long time, especially in the kitchen of any restaurant. It ends slightly abruptly and you find yourself wanting more...but I guess that means the writer has done something right. Go see it, and enjoy. Just remember never to break the cardinal rule: "Never, ever, f*ck with someone who handles your food."


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