A womanizing waiter (Ryan Reynolds), his former girlfriend (Anna Faris) and his housemate (Justin Long) ponder their lives while working at a chain restaurant.
" If you're looking for a hefty serving of rude fun with a side of light meaning, order up Waiting. "
" It lays out a hearty, all-you-can-laugh buffet, served by some very fresh, in both senses of the word, waitstaff. "
" McKittrick's relentless vulgarity is wearing, but he's a strong visualist who keeps his shoestring-budget film looking fresh. "
" 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. "
" 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. "
" Waiting makes us wait too long between laughs. But its sly awareness of the people and the work might transport you back to that Pizza Hut, Olive Garden or T.G.I. Friday's in your own "Order up!" past. "
" 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.' "
" As in waiting for it to be over. "
" Between a couple of funny scenes and a bunch of unfunny gags, there's not much going on in Waiting .... "
" If side-splitting laughter is what you crave, Waiting... will leave you hungry for a slice of American Pie. "
" If you're planning to go out for dinner and a movie, Waiting... should be your last choice at the multiplex. "
" Rob McKittrick's sour debut is such an obvious candidate for the direct-to-video shelf, someone will surely be demoted for sending it into actual theaters. "
" Teenage boys will be in heaven. All others: Check, please. "
" The cast compensates by serving steaming-hot plates of gonzo enthusiasm, kicking things along with unhinged gusto even when Waiting stalls in anecdotal nothingness. "
" The cast sells the occasional one-liner, but a Reynolds smirk can take you only so far. "
" The movie is a clumsy and uninspired mess. "
" The sophomorically crude comedy Waiting... confirms your worst suspicions about both the staff in chain restaurants -- and indie filmmakers desperate to be noticed. "
" You can do gross-out stuff and be funny, but it has to have some decent dialogue and characters. "
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