Waiting... (I) (2005)

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Young employees at Shenaniganz restaurant collectively stave off boredom and adulthood with their antics.


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19 March 2006 | jbanet
7
| Disturbing, disgusting, offensive, and better than I expected
When I first saw previews for this movie, I expected a soulless comedy about restaurant staff messing with customers. Although some people may feel that way even after seeing it, I was pleasantly surprised. From the introduction of 'the game' near the beginning of the movie, I knew this was going to be more interesting and even more disturbing than the previews.

Despite what appears to be rather thin characterization, 'Waiting' succeeds at being a good character-driven movie. I am not sure why this is. Perhaps what seem to be just childish antics add depth to the characters without us realizing it. Some people complain that 'the game' is a 10 second gag stretched out for the entire film, and on the surface, this is true. However, the game is really more of a mechanism for developing characters than anything on its own. The result is a set of very flawed, but surprisingly likable characters. Also, the ending, though a little abrupt, is entertaining largely because the movie does a good job of setting up the characters and situation.

This movie is not for everyone. If you do not like 'stupid' humor, then you will probably not be able to overlook that to enjoy the more subtle aspects. However, once you get past that, this movie is more than the sum of its parts.

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Did You Know?

Trivia

There are many similarities between the characters Monty and Mitch and the characters Chris Knight and Mitch Taylor in Real Genius (1985). Thanks is given in the credits to the director of Real Genius, Martha Coolidge.


Quotes

Dean: Listen, man. You got nothing to worry about.
Dean: It's just a game.
Monty: Exactly.
Dean: And besides, you know, if heterosexual men can't show their cocks to each other, then what the hell are we doing here?
Monty: Amen, brother.
Dean: You're adorable.


Goofs

When Dean gets to work with Serrena and his girlfriend, the camera is reflected in the window of his door when he opens it.


Crazy Credits

Credits include a music video starring Andy Milonakis and Max Kasch.


Alternate Versions

As far as the unrated cut goes, the 'unrated' portions mostly concern the testicles and vagina shots near the end of the movie that had to be changed for the MPAA. For the vagina shot, the camera is slightly closer than it was theatrically. For the testicles shot in the theatrical, they were just hanging out of the boxers; this take is used on Disc Two during 'The Works' at the beginning of the Luis Guzman casting section. Another unrated change is that the rap video during the credits is uncensored, while the theatrical had words bleeped very arbitrarily.


Soundtracks

More Than Meets the Ear
Written by Christopher Gross, Eric Shenkman,
Mark White and Aaron Comess
Performed by Spin Doctors (as Spin Doctors)
Courtesy of Epic Records
Sony/ATV Songs LLC / Mowb'Jow Music, Inc (BMI)
By Arrangement with Sony Music Licensing

Details

Release Date:

7 October 2005

Language

English, German


Country of Origin

USA

Filming Locations

Jefferson Parish, Louisiana, USA

Box Office

Budget:

$3,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,021,106 9 October 2005

Gross USA:

$16,124,543

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$18,637,690

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