Equal parts dry indie comedy and TV sitcom, Waitress gets the first part just so but falters in tone with the latter.

Keri Russell plays the eponymous waitress Jenna, a true-heart type who finds herself in a bad marriage going nowhere fast. Russell anchors the movie with her winsome sincerity tempered by a newfound, gritty realism.

Knocked up and stuck, Jenna puts her energy, creative and otherwise, into baking pies – many unusual and original – with names like “I Hate My Husband Pie.”

The quirkiness serves the film well up until the point where it doesn’t.

One-joke supporting players and a spouse (Jeremy Sisto) who seems to have walked off into a different movie set sometimes gives Waitress a sour note.

Grade B-

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