The Waiting Game (1999)

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A group of aspiring young actors wait tables at a New York City restaurant.

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22 November 2004 | inkblot11
Aspirations, Angst, Amour
Andi (Terumi Matthews) and Lenny (Will Arnett) are best friends and thespians, who make ends meet by working in the same restaurant. Struggling actor, Dan (Daniel Riordan), is likewise employed at the establishment, as well as a bevy of others. Each hopes to make it big. Each spends his or her day with petulant customers, all the while searching for romantic fulfillment for themselves and their colleagues. Who will give up their pipe dreams and who will stay in the hunt for fame, prosperity, and love? This film is a showcase for the plentiful pleasures of ensemble work. While the cast boasts no stars, each thespian portrays the angst and the aspirations of career choices that are ruthless with aplomb. The New York setting is always appealing as well. Do you favor romantic stories that also deal with showbiz wannabees? You will do yourself a favor by giving this film a try.

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It Will Have To Do (Until The Real Thing Comes Along)
Written by
Mann Holiner (as Hollinger), Saul Chaplin, Sammy Cahn (as Kahn), Alberta Nichols (as Nichols) and L.E. Freeman (as Freeman) / ASCAP
Performed by Dean Martin
Published by Anne-Rachel Corp., Chappell and Co., Inc., WB Music Corp.
Courtesy of EMI-Capital, Entertainment Properties

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