Waiting... (Blu-ray)

What happens in the kitchen ends up on the plate.
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Format:  Blu-ray
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Blu-ray Disc Features:

  • Rated: Unrated
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 34 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Released: July 17, 2007
  • Originally Released: 2005
  • Label: Lions Gate
  • Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
  • Aspect Ratio: Widescreen - 1.85
  • Audio:
    • Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround - English
    • PCM 7.1 Uncompressed - English
    • Subtitles - English, Spanish - Optional
  • Additional Release Material:
    • Deleted Scenes
    • Alternate Takes
    • Bonus Footage: Going To The Movies With Rob And Andy: THE WAITING Premiere
    • Documentary: THE LITTLE EXTRA - Producer's Documentary
    • Trailers: Theatrical Trailer
    • Audio Commentary:
      1. New Cast & Crew Commentaries
      2. Expanded Telestrator Commentary
  • Interactive Features:
    • THE WORKS: All Access Interactive Video Commentary

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Entertainment Reviews:

Rotten31%

TOMATOMETER
Total Count: 90

Upright75%

AUDIENCE SCORE
User Ratings: 233,331
The funniest scene is also the saddest: The kitchen crew, having cleaned up, watching the clock like New Year's, goes nuts when a couple is seated a minute before closing. This is pain. Full Review
Village Voice
Oct 12, 2005
Rating: 2.5/4 -- ...a spare premise that's utilized to surprisingly positive effect... Full Review
Reel Film Reviews
Mar 19, 2011
Rating: 2/5 -- An undercooked, overdone raunchy comedy. Full Review
Common Sense Media
Dec 18, 2010
Rating: 3/4 -- This movie's two goals are to be over-the-top funny and remind audience members what it feels like to be in your early 20s without a plan, and it's a complete success in both areas. Full Review
San Francisco Chronicle
Oct 7, 2005
It made me laugh. Out loud, a lot, and wildly, and I'm not ashamed to admit it. Full Review
Cinema Crazed
Apr 29, 2009
You can do gross-out stuff and be funny, but it has to have some decent dialogue and characters.
Ebert & Roeper
Oct 11, 2005
Rating: 2.5/4 -- McKittrick's relentless vulgarity is wearing, but he's a strong visualist who keeps his shoestring-budget film looking fresh.
Seattle Times
Oct 7, 2005

Product Description:

Upon his arrival at Shenaniganz, a suburban chain restaurant bedecked with decorative knick-knacks, new wait staff trainee Mitch (John Francis Daley) is placed under the wing of Monty (Ryan Reynolds), a veteran who first informs his young charge that all male employees engage in a game in which the object is to get others to unwittingly look at your genitals. Unwittingly, Mitch has stumbled into a world where servers--such as angry Naomi (Alana Ubach), and coquettish Serena (Anna Faris), along with a rowdy kitchen staff--led by randy Raddimus (Luis Guzman)--are at constant war with their demanding, low-tipping customers. Meanwhile, waiter Dean (Justin Long) must decide whether to take a promotion to manager or set out for brighter horizons beyond birthday songs and whimsically-named appetizers.

The first film from writer-director Rob McKittrick has a low-budget charm that is well suited to the realistic desperation below its crowd-pleasing gross-out humor. Long is a likeable straight man to Reynolds' wisecracking ringleader, while Chi McBride and indie veteran Ubach (CLOCKWATCHERS) add texture in their supporting roles. A cousin in crudity to Kevin Smith's subdivision-themed comedies, WAITING will score a bull's-eye with service industry pros or anyone who prefers their comedy to originate from below the belt.

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  • In Theaters October 7, 2005

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  • UPC: 012236215653
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