Keri Russell, plays Jenna, who works in a small-town Southern pie diner that's just far enough off the main drag to seem like the last coffee shop on Earth. Jenna has her work family — her sister waitresses, plus the grouch of a cook — and she follows her bliss by creating new pies, each inspired by a different incident (''I Hate My Husband Pie,'' and so on). We see her glorious concoctions assembled in sped-up overhead shots, each recipe more luscious than the last. It turns out that the pies are a good deal sweeter than Jenna's life.
Married to an angry, jealous control freak (Jeremy Sisto), Jenna has just learned that she's pregnant, and she's miserable about it. Things start to look up when Jenna meets her new ob-gyn, Dr. Pomatter (Nathan Fillion), whose good looks and quirkiness mark him as a white knight of graciousness even though he's married too.
Waitress is a small romantic charmer that never loses its sense of discovery. Written and directed by Adrienne Shelly, the New York actress and filmmaker who was tragically killed last year (she appears, along with Cheryl Hines, as one of Jenna's waitress pals), the movie is always high-spirited, but it's also wistful, sexy, and melancholy.In other words, we all liked it! I have long been a fan of "Indie" films. This was a little gem.