Waiting (2005)

A waiter for four years since high school, Dean 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… More

Rated: R
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Genre: Comedy
Release Date: October 7, 2005
DVD Release Date: February 7, 2006
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Critic Score: 31% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Waiting... is a gross-out comedy that is more gross than comic.

Darren Reidy
Village Voice

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.

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Peter Howell
Toronto Star

A puerile excuse for humour, perfectly described by one of the characters, in a rare moment of insight, as 'an exercise in retarded homophobic futility.'

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David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews

...a spare premise that's utilized to surprisingly positive effect...

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Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper

You can do gross-out stuff and be funny, but it has to have some decent dialogue and characters.

Tom Keogh
Seattle Times

McKittrick's relentless vulgarity is wearing, but he's a strong visualist who keeps his shoestring-budget film looking fresh.

Heather Boerner
Common Sense Media

An undercooked, overdone raunchy comedy.

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Mike Clark
USA Today

As in waiting for it to be over.

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Peter Hartlaub
San Francisco Chronicle

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.

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Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed

It made me laugh. Out loud, a lot, and wildly, and I'm not ashamed to admit it.

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Flixster Audience Score: 75% Flixster User Reviews
John Manard
A funny comedy and Ryan Reynolds continues to impress me in parts here and there. Luis Guzman as Raddimus is great!!
Lorenzo von Matterhorn
<i>"What happens in the kitchen ends up on the plate."</i> Young employees at Shenaniganz restaurant collectively stave off boredom and… More
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Eric Alvarez
Definitely a cool funny film to watch that will get some laughs out of you.
KJ Proulx
"Waiting" has got to be one of the lamest excuses for a film in the history of comedy. The entire movie takes place in a restaurant called… More
Bethany Murphy
A really funny comedy, that has you cringing in a good way. Definitely a must see! Some of the scenes were they mess with the ladies food are really well… More