Actually watched it before I made The Theory of Everything, he says. Dated in some ways, but it affected me a lot. So yes, I get emotional about films, but I often shied away from it in my own work. Of course, he was challenging people to rethink the role and position of wealth in society. But clearly in the 21st century it is difficult to find people who would like to take on this challenge, at least not among those whose opinion matters. And the reason? They are too busy proving that Plato’s 4th point is correct!!.
You heard me. And you know who you are. What on earth is going on in your head? What would ever inspire you to do something like that? Please seek therapy right now. It’s a “slice of heaven” or, and this one is obviously British, “meaty packed with delicious filling.” Contrarily, other critics have described it as “half baked” or “sweet but not filling.”Story continues below advertisementI’m siding with the pie positive takes on the musical, which is now winding up its tour in Toronto.The plot of Waitress closely follows that of the 2007 film by the late Adrienne Shelly it is based on and the book by Jessie Nelson at times even simply turns passages from Shelly’s screenplay straight into stage dialogue.Jenna (Christine Dwyer) is a pie making phenom working in a roadside diner in the American South who discovers she has a fertilized egg implanted in her uterus.This is not happy news for her as the pregnancy is the result of one night of letting her guard down with her abusive husband, Earl (Jeremy Woodard).With the help of two co workers, brassy Becky (Melody A. Betts) and nervous Dawn (Ephie Aardema), Jenna plots to save up money to travel to a baking contest that has a cash prize big enough to help her start a new life.Adding some complexity to a story that might otherwise be too melodramatic, Jenna also falls for her married ob/gyn, Dr. Pomatter (Steven Good), while she’s plotting her escape and the two begin an affair.Story continues below advertisementStory continues below advertisementThe question of the pursuit of happiness and how it relates to marriage is followed in subplots involving Becky, whose husband has become disabled, and Dawn, a perpetually single American Revolutionary War history buff who stumbles upon a seemingly perfect match in an oddball named Ogie (the very funny Jeremy Morse).Open this photo in galleryJenna, with the help of two colleagues, plots to save up money to travel to a baking contest that has a cash prize big enough to help her start a new life.Dawn and Ogie’s courtship provides welcome comic relief notably when the new couple get it on in their Betsy Ross and Paul Revere costumes like some sort of white and nerdy parody of Hamilton.