Waiting

(2005)

A hilarious comedy about frustrated waiters, stingy tippers and dicey food, Lions Gate Films' "Waiting" stars Ryan Reynolds, Justin Long and Anna Faris as young employees battling boredom at Shenanigan's, a generic chain restaurant.

A waiter for four years since high school, Dean (Justin Long) has never questioned his job at Shenanigan's. But when he learns that Chett, a high school classmate, now has a lucrative career in electrical engineering, he's thrown into turmoil about his dead-end life. Dean's friend Monty (Ryan Renolds) is in exactly the same boat, but he couldn't care less. More concerned with partying and getting laid by underage girls, Monty is put in charge of training Mitch (John Francis Daley), a shy new employee. Over the course of one chaotic shift, Mitch gets to know the rest of Shenanigan's quirky staff: Monty's tough-talking ex-girlfriend, Serena (Anna Faris), Shenanigan's over-zealous manager, Dan (David Koechner), and head cook Raddimus (Luis Guzman), who's obsessed with a senseless staff-wide competition known only as "The Game"...

Featuring stoned busboys, unsanitary kitchen antics, and lots of talk about sex, "Waiting" is a hysterical, behind-the-scenes look at the restaurant industry, and an affectionate ode to those lost, and thoroughly unproductive, days of youth.

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EXCLUSIVE: ‘Waiting’ With Director Rob McKittrick

Rob McKittrick is the classic indy film Cinderella-story. After waiting years to finally helm his screenplay Waiting into a feature film, McKittrick got a great cast and a budget of $3 million dollars. However, the story doesn’t end there. McKittrick’s film went on to gross $17 million at the box office. For a movie that basically takes place in one location, this is an extraordinary achievement.

So, it appears like all the hard work is continuing to pay off as McKittrick is now writing some very high profile projects, as well as directing a film with Christopher Walken. Although he was reticent to say that things would be “easier” the next time he makes a film, he was very eager to share his enthusiasm about all that has happened to him with MovieWeb.

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Lionsgate to Break New Bread with ‘Waiting’

According to Home Media Retailing, Lionsgate has some pretty interesting ideas for the upcoming DVD release of their comedy, Waiting.

Waiting is available on DVD and UMD through Lionsgate Home Entertainment on February 7th, 2006.

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Justin Long Talks About the Fast Food of ‘Waiting’

Waiting...follows a frustrated group of waiters as they try to make it through a single day at ShenaniganZ Restaurant in New Orleans. MovieWeb recently sent me down to interview approximately half the cast of this very funny film. Third in our five part series is Justin Long, whom many people may remember from his stint on the television program ED. Long is an effortlessly funny guy, and held little back during his discussion with us. In the movie he plays Dean, a career waiter who suddenly begins to question his dead-end job...

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Ryan Reynolds Talks ‘Waiting’

Waiting...follows a frustrated group of waiters as they try to make it through a single day at ShenaniganZ Restaurant in New Orleans. Movieweb recently sent me down to interview approximately half the cast of this very funny film. Second in our five part series is Ryan Reynolds, who never manages to disappoint with his likable, friendly demeanor. He plays Monty, a guy who could care less about his go nowhere occupation. It seems Monty only cares about partying and getting laid...

Rob told us that you've been attached to this film for many years now. What attracted you to the script?

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Director Rob McKittrick Talks About ‘Waiting’

Waiting...follows a frustrated group of waiters as they try to make it through a single day at ShenaniganZ Restaurant in New Orleans. Movieweb recently sent me down to interview approximately half the cast of this very funny film. First up is Director Rob McKittrick, a serial restaurateur in his own right, who struggled and waited his way through a seven-year gestation period on this project. October 7th finally sees his labor of love to the big screen, and he couldn't be happier about it...

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Featuring stoned busboys, unsanitary kitchen antics, and lots of talk about sex, Waiting is a hysterical, behind-the-scenes look at the restaurant industry, and an affectionate ode to those lost, and thoroughly unproductive, days of youth.

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