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The Trailer's Online For Adrienne Shelly's WAITRESS!

I miss Adrienne Shelly. I’m in a Hal Hartley kind of mood today anyway. I’m off to see FAY GRIM in just a few hours, the sequel to my favorite Hartley film, HENRY FOOL. And then the trailer for WAITRESS pops in my inbox. I know it’s not a Hartley film, but it’s hard to think of him with thinking of Adrienne Shelly, and vice-versa. I’m glad Fox Searchlight’s handling this one. They’ve proven themselves to be very good at getting small indie films in front of mass audiences, and since this is Shelly’s first film as a director, and since it’s also unfortunately her memorial on film now, I want to see this one treated well. Let’s take a look at the trailer: Nathan Fillion? Cheryl Hines? ANDY FREAKIN' GRIFFITH?! Okay. Sold.

Drew McWeeny, Los Angeles

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  • March 14, 2007, 5:54 p.m. CST

    liked Felicity in MI3

    by theBigE

    Too bad she didn't make it. Would've liked to have seen her in MI4! This looks worth a rental.

  • March 14, 2007, 5:57 p.m. CST

    Matlock alert!

    by theBigE

    And I thought Andy Griffith was dead. Or was that Don Knotts?

  • March 14, 2007, 5:58 p.m. CST

    Holy Crap!

    by -guyinthebackrow

    It's the attack of the TV actors! Run! Bland acting approaches!

  • March 14, 2007, 6 p.m. CST


    by Kromag

    You could call Nathan Fillion's acting many things (inspired? crazy?) But I dont think bland is one of em.

  • March 14, 2007, 6:05 p.m. CST

    looks good

    by Bloo

    I'd go see it a)I love to cook so I'm a sucker for movies about cooking, b) I love Andy Freak'n Griffith so again garuntees me seeing this and c) it's got actors I enjoy and a storyline a date would enjoy so PLUS...looks like a sweet and refreashing comedy<p>now how did a miss a sequel to Henry Fool by Hal Hartly, is this something new or something old that just I never heard about

  • March 14, 2007, 6:06 p.m. CST

    Looks awesome even if it is a chick flick

    by leesheri

    Nathan Fillion is branching out, and I am happy to see it.

  • March 14, 2007, 6:13 p.m. CST


    by drew mcweeny

    FAY GRIM is new. Magnolia's about to put it out. Trust me... I'll review it after I see it. Verrrrrry excited.

  • March 14, 2007, 6:33 p.m. CST

    Academy sucks for not including her in the tribute

    by riskebiz

    Where was she in the Oscar telecast honoring those that passed away this last year? No where. The Academy (or whoever decides) really sucks for not doing so.

  • March 14, 2007, 6:38 p.m. CST

    Mori, this was Shelley's first feature as a director

    by Det. John Kimble

    She directed other films, though they were shorts.

  • March 14, 2007, 6:49 p.m. CST


    by i eat cannibals

    I love Kerri Russel and I want to see this movie cause she is in it. I'm a grown man who owns every Felicity Box set. Can anyone help me????

  • March 14, 2007, 6:54 p.m. CST

    Henry Fool

    by The Real MiraJeff

    Never saw it but at NYU, it was all my professors in the screenwriting dept. ever talked about...

  • March 14, 2007, 7:08 p.m. CST

    i remember when

    by sHapesHiftinLizard

    i was at my sisters with some folk a couplea hours b4 goin to a party, she wanted to whack on some movie called 'trust', i myself wanted to get the records on and pour the booze, my sis had her way and boy was i glad. Was really really angry when i heard about Adrienne Shelly's death. i didnt watch the trailer as my computer crashes sometimes on such things at the mo. I'll check this out when i get the first chance. Remember when she popped up in OZ as the wardens secretary? That was a nice surprise. Didn't know she'd been snubbed a RIP mention at the oscars, F***in hack B******s. Got a notion to show up with a grenade Martin Donovan 'trust' style next year.Here's to you Adrienne 'BOOM'! Jokin! Jokin! , me..

  • March 14, 2007, 7:34 p.m. CST

    Keri Russel's Pie: The Movie

    by Big Bad Clone

    A little too cute, but it has Nathan Fillion. BTW- Keri Russel seems so much hotter with straight hair.

  • March 14, 2007, 7:47 p.m. CST

    Was on apple like a week ago

    by MikeHoncho

    A little late here...

  • March 14, 2007, 7:58 p.m. CST


    by Bloo

    thanks for the updated info. I'll be looking forward to it.

  • March 14, 2007, 9:07 p.m. CST

    I want a good version of Trust on DVD!

    by INWOsuxRED

    One that I can buy in the United States, please.

  • March 15, 2007, 1:39 a.m. CST

    This was a cute film. But it's no The Savages.

    by Bungion Boy

    I saw it at Sundance. But it's not as good as The Savages, which also just got a trailer put online. Check The trailer is funny and has a few great lines and moments from the film, but does not do justice to how beautiful and true it is. There are films that are similar to it that are better. You Can Count on Me and Squid and the Whale come to mind. But it was still one of my favorite films I saw at Sundance, and might be one of my favorites of the year.

  • March 15, 2007, 4:40 a.m. CST

    i remember seeing Adrienne Shelly in Trust:

    by newc0253

    that was years ago. she had that whole rosanna arquette thing going for her. sad that she died just as she was hitting a new stage in her career...

  • March 15, 2007, 4:41 a.m. CST

    I guess it's just me

    by Abhimanyu

    but this trailer looks really badly edited. Like they took all the stuff that would work really well in context and put them up there as rimshot moments of comedy. I have full confidence in the movie itself - that last exchange between Fillion and Russell is the best. Oh, And I could have sworn that Chris Penn was in the Oscar tribute - it was in 2006, not this year, though.

  • March 15, 2007, 6:09 a.m. CST

    She also wrote/directed Sudden Manhattan

    by Lone Fox

    Full length feature. Very weird. Even for a Hartley alumni! Looking forward to this, just a shame it's her last.

  • March 15, 2007, 9:03 a.m. CST

    Just for the record...

    by cob666

    They were not making fun of Andy Griffith. This cannot be stressed enough.

  • March 15, 2007, 4:34 p.m. CST

    John Kimble & Lone Fox

    by BabatuFerguson

    She also directed "I'll Take You There," which was a feature. "Waitress" is her third feature film as a director...

  • April 28, 2007, 5:26 a.m. CST

    Where's The Outrage?

    by Roboteer

    What isn't mentioned here and why the Academy went out of their way NOT to honor Ms. Shelly is that she was murdered, big surprise, by an illegal alien from Ecuador. Along with this talented woman, another 12 Americans (4400/year)are also murdered by illegals. Almost 5 times as many killed as out GI's in Iraq. Double it again if you count those killed by illegals driving drunk. These victims all deserved better, but this illustrates how the Libs don't want you to know, their hypocrisy, and that politics have consequences.