I really liked the movie a great deal. And if you haven't seen it, it's well-worth tracking down. There is, however, a backstory to all this. And it's that as much as I really liked the film, I saw it before I knew anything about that backstory. And it's truly horrible -- about as sad as any real-life Hollywood story of loss I know. Before the movie was released, some guy came into the New York office where Adrienne Shelley was working and shot her to death.
I don't know any more than that. I don't know any more because I haven't had the heart to look into it and find it out. It's just that sad. From what very little I know, it was a total stranger and not a robbery. Just...a killing, for no earthly reason. And as much as I so like this movie, I haven't been able to watch it since. In fact, the most I've been able to watch it is about two minutes. I've tried, jumping in at different points, but I get along about two minutes, and my body just starts to cringe. It was on an airline flight I took not long ago, and I tried again, but I spent most of the flight with my eyes averted. At some point, I'll see it again, I hope. It's worth it.
This is just me, and I've seen the movie already and don't have to again, so, that works into my reaction. If you haven't seen Waitress, it's really quite wonderful. But it's also, just...well, you know. Ack.
Here's the trailer. And no, I didn't watch it all. (Yet. I'll give it a try. I promise.) The film has a terrific cast and also features Nathan Fillion (star of Castle), Jermey Sisto (from Law & Order) and Cheryl Hines (from Curb Your Enthusiasm). And Andy Griffith, in one of his last roles, and he's a gem. The wonderful Adrienne Shelley is the young woman with reddish hair pulled into a pony tail, and wearing glasses with thick, black rims.
For many reasons, I wish the stage musical well.