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Don't wait for "Waiting..."

Initially I was going to go off about how great the movie "Waiting..." (2005) is and how everyone needs to see it right now. But now that I think about it a bit more and peruse the not-so-tasty reviews about this restaurant-based, "Office Space"-like dark comedy, I realize that my enthusiasm and multiple LOL's during this movie might be due to the fact that I worked at Red Robin for years during college. Let's just say it hit home.

So if you have ever worked at a restaurant or fall into the "18-25 year-old males" category, this movie is a must-see. If not, check it out at your own risk, but I can guarantee that the consistent, witty one-liners will keep your interest.

Pros: Although the characters and situations are over the top, they are totally realistic for a typical restaurant crew. Alanna Ubach ("Legally Blonde" (2001); "Meet the Fockers" (2004)) steals the show as the twitchy, bitter aging waitress.

Cons: Over-abundance of penis jokes, Anna Farris isn't as funny as she usually is, you may never want to eat out again.

Rotten Tomatoes Critics' Rating: 32%
Rotten Tomatoes Users' Rating: 62%

P.S. If anything, catch this super-funny rap video that played during the end credits. As hilarious as it was totally random, there are some classic one-liners like "I'll fuck you with white bread, make you cheat on Atkins." Classic.


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