Tuesday, May 8, 2007

GUEST POST: Grave reviews

By Kevin Walsh

Entertainment Weekly's Owen Gleiberman isn't the only reviewer to be puzzled about why Keri Russell's character in "Waitress" doesn't opt for the "obvious solution" when she finds herself pregnant by her husband, who she no longer loves:

"Married to an angry, jealous control freak (Jeremy Sisto), Jenna has just learned that she's pregnant, and she's miserable about it — though in this deep-dish comedy of red-state blues, the possibility of terminating the pregnancy is never even discussed."

I don't know, perhaps the late Adrienne Shelley wrote the film with the opinion that there are better solutions than that ...