KNOCKED UP & WAITRESS: TWO THINGS I’VE NEVER BEEN…
…but I really want to see both movies!
Ever since Waitress debuted at Sundance in January and I wasn’t able to get a ticket, I have looked forward to the release of this Keri Russell film with enthusiasm. I’ve heard nothing but rave reviews, which is bittersweet given that writer/director/co-star Adrienne Shelly was murdered late last year before she ever got to experience the success of her little-film-that-could.
Besides the welcome return of Keri Russell (Felicity) into our entertainment consciousness, Waitress features a great supporting cast: Nathan Fillion (Firefly/Serenity), Cheryl Hines (Curb Your Enthusiasm), Jeremy Sisto (Six Feet Under), Eddie Jemison (Oceans’ 11-13), and Andy Griffith (!).
As for Knocked Up, it looks damn funny; the movie had me with the first trailer. Believe it or not, I’m actually a big fan of Katherine Heigl’s comedic chops (and look forward to witnessing it on the big screen, especially after her dreadful Grey’s storyline this year). Plus, this film is from the mind of Judd Apatow, who wrote and directed The 40 Year Old Virgin.
The more recent ‘guy’ movies from the last two years have been very disappointing. If this film had Ben Stiller, Vince Vaughn, Will Ferrell or a Wilson brother in the lead role, I would not leave my couch on a Friday night. But Seth Rogen? I’m first in line for the Milk Duds in popcorn.
Here are the trailers for both: