Thursday, 29 November 2007

"I Don't Want Earl's Baby Pie".

Not like the 'Big Ass Pies' from the summer, rather, emotional, meaningful, sensual pies for everyday life. Jenna is a pregnant, unhappily married waitress in the deep south. She meets a newcomer to her town and falls into an unlikely relationship as a last attempt at happiness.That's what the movie Waitress is all about. My eyes filled several times during the movie as it brought out the raw truth of life, love & relationships.(like unbaked, screwed up recipe, burnt pie) It also made me laugh hard. Full Belly hard. It wasn't until I watched the special features, like I always do, that the tears began to trickle down my face. I can't give the end away, but when you see the Waitress and her daughter you realize the enormity of the scene. One of the characters was played by Adrienne Shelly who also wrote and directed the film. The child in the movie was Adrienne's real daughter. Tragically, Adrienne never did see the movie premiere as she was murdered. After her death her husband started a foundation. The Adrienne Shelly Foundation has a mission to support the artistic achievements of female actors, writers and directors who are either working on current short and feature film projects, new productions, or are seeking to transition from acting to writing and directing.

Filled with strawberry love this 'Pie Song' will break your heart. Listen. Listen. And then sing it to your children when you bake with them. The song was written by Adrienne.

"Baby don't you cry, gonna make a pie, gonna make a pie with a heart in the middle. Baby don't be blue, gonna make for you, gonna make a pie with a heart in the middle. Gonna make a pie from heaven above, gonna be filled with strawberry love. Baby don't you cry, gonna make a pie, and hold you forever in the middle of my heart. "-Pie Song

Why not rent the DVD tonight and bake a 'Bloggers Best Movie Eatin' Pie'? (cause y'all it was Calamity Kim who told me to watch it and boy was she right. It's a sweet film.) - Calamity, if you are reading this, I wanted to link right to your post, but gosh darn it, I couldn't find it girl....what date was that? Please forgive me. I'm going to head on over to the local video bakery and get me a warm one a la mode for keeps. 'A Slice of Heaven Pie' for my movie collection. Oh, these creations you see are 'Don't look at the spills in the oven that should have been cleaned before the shot Pie'.

Later this evening.....
Calamity: I found the link to your post: 'Waiting for Pie'. Cool search feature you have on your blog. How do we get one of those? Thanks.


calamitykim said...

I must confess- I fell in love with the trailer for this movie when I blogged about it in Sept. When I watched it the other night, I felt disappointed. I think I wanted her to have a different ending. But, it was Adrienne's story and not mine. I just felt like it was saying some bad bitter things about men, but that just could have been my perception. I loved the "pie song" it was sweet. I had no idea that Adrienne had been murdered in real life. I didn't really do any info searching on it- it had Pie and that was all I cared about. The search thing on my blog is a widget from Typepad- I just activated it a while back so peeps could search if they needed to- like you did. I am gonna watch Waitress again. Do you have Pushing Daisies on Wed night- ABC available on your telly? That is the best pie show ever! Hope you have a great weekend, darlin! :) kim

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