Pies on Film: Waitress
In 2007’s “Waitress,” Keri Russell’s character Jenna is an unhappily married waitress who doesn’t want no trouble and doesn’t need no baby — she just wants to make pies.
Read on for a clip from this delightful (at times sad) movie, and recipes for some of Jenna’s pies.
Jenna’s refuge from her troubled relationship is making pies. As she says, she invents them in her head – recipes like ‘I Hate My Husband’ Pie, and (after meeting the sweet and funny Dr. Pomatter) ‘I Can’t Have No Affair Because It’s Wrong and I Don’t Want Earl to Kill Me’ Pie.
Strange as they may sound, Jenna’s creations are actually quite tasty, and she’s known by her fellow waitresses as a “pie genius.” Ultimately, her pies help Jenna find happiness – although not necessarily in the way she expects.
Check out the links below for recipes from the movie, including the Marshmallow Mermaid Pie Jenna makes for Dr. Pomatter.