Waiting, a 2005 film starring Ryan Reynolds and Anna Faris, is a dark comedy about the lives of restaurant employees. The movie follows the lives of Dean (Reynolds) and Monty (Faris), two waiters who work in the same restaurant. Through their interactions with each other and other staff members, they learn lessons about relationships, responsibility, and life in general.
The film is funny yet poignant as it explores themes such as loyalty, friendship, and growing up. Dean is a troubled young man who has been stuck in the same job for years and feels like he is going nowhere.
Monty is an aspiring singer who has dreams of making it big but is held back by her fear of failure. As they both struggle to find their place in life, they find solace in each other while facing challenges at work like dealing with difficult customers and an overbearing boss.
The movie features an excellent supporting cast that includes Justin Long, Alanna Ubach, and Luis Guzman. The performances are outstanding; Reynolds plays a convincing slacker while Faris brings humor and heart to her performance as Monty. The writing by director Rob McKittrick is sharp with plenty of witty dialogue that helps make the movie more than just another workplace comedy.
Waiting was well-received by critics upon its release in 2005 and has since gained cult status among fans of dark comedies. Unfortunately for those looking to watch it on Netflix, Waiting isn’t currently available streaming there but it can be purchased or rented from most digital retailers like iTunes or Amazon Prime Video.
Is the Movie Waiting on Netflix? Unfortunately not at this time – however it can be purchased or rented from most digital retailers like iTunes or Amazon Prime Video.