No one in this movie is happy and all it does is remind you that the food that you order at a restaurant has probably touched balls at least indirectly. And I hope nobody out there lives near or eats at a restaurant like this one. Every frustration you've been through and phrase you wanted to utter is contained within this film. Dean';s friend Monty is in exactly the same boat, but he couldn';t care less. Calvin attempts to fix his relationship problems, and Mitch finally speaks, calling out his coworkers on their problems and quitting.
The second film is about another Shenaniganz location dealing with new competition from a -like called TaTa's Wing Shack run by Calvin from the first movie. Each employee has his or her own problems and stories, which are interwoven with the ebb and flow of business. This story based on the best selling novel by Terry McMillan follows the lives of four African-American women as they try to deal with their very lives. Perhaps some of you have worked in restaurants that were run like this and you sooooo identify with it. One of the main protagonists, Dean , has been a waiter at a restaurant called Shenaniganz for four years since graduating from , and has not earned a degree during his four years at a.
Whoever wrote this movie needs therapy, or at least a hug. I wish they would've expanded more on the bartenders, but overall it was good. Monty is put in charge of training Mitch , a newly hired waiter who is constantly interrupted throughout most of the film before he can speak, usually by Monty. Other waiters, cooks, and bus boys have their issues and personalities. When the shift ends, the staff head to a party at Monty and Dean's house.
Analways, this movie is freakin awesome. I was a hostess when I first came across this movie, and I never laughed so hard in my life! A soundtrack was released and is available only through the. At the party, Monty - who has a predilection for - is able to resist having sex with Natasha, although he says they will have sex the following Wednesday, when she will be 18. Young employees at Shenaniganz restaurant collectively stave off boredom and adulthood with their antics. A lot of movies in this genre clearly show that a good man is hard to find but most of them are set in the ghetto where high rates of both unemployment and incarceration leave few good candidates for marriage. Take it from somebody who knows.
Storyline: It's the dinner shift at Shenanigan's. During this shift, Monty may learn something, Dean makes his decision, Dan makes a play for the not-yet-18 hostess, customers get their comeuppance, the guys all play the in-house homophobic flashing game, the gals demonstrate why they won't, and Mitch gets the last word. Well perhaps you were just a bad employee. While it's exaggerated, Waiting does portray how working in a restaurant is for various staff members. Dean, a waiter, also 22, feels that life is passing him by.
Unlike many movies, which routinely focus on the weaknesses and problems in black America, this one showcases one of the strengths of African American culture: The flexible matriarchal social structure inherited from some African tribal cultures which gives these women a place to turn and people to lean on in times of trouble. They learn that they may sometimes have to accept change and make compromises when it comes to men but they can always count on each other and they learn they will be okay, with or without romance drama. This movie showcases the fact that money and career success do not magically cause these problems to go away. Nearly all of them are totally lazy. It's the dinner shift at Shenanigan's.
Between married lovers, philandering husband's, and more problems, they each struggle with and lament their man troubles. This in no way resembles real life. This is a great little comedy, super fun if you can take a bit of crudeness. Minutes before the restaurant closes, however, Chett and his girlfriend come in for dinner and leave Dean a hefty tip out of pity. Like a pride of lions organized around the females of the group, this circle of friends is the one constant they can really count on to help them weather life's inevitable storms.
The actors are great but it's a miserable waste of time - don't bother. The customers are jerks, the wannabe thug busboys are dazed and confused, the cooks are ruthless, the manager is gung ho clueless and the newbies are hazed into a stupor. Producers and Jeff Balis of Live Planet's fame also took notice of the project and assisted. Often light-hearted this movie speaks about some of the problems and struggles the modern women face in today's world. John Francis Daley's character at the end of the film was the true highlight for me.
Also working with Dean is Calvin , a hopeless romantic who , and Dan , the uptight manager who is grooming Dean as his protégé. Bishop, the dishwasher, is their counselor. During this shift, Monty may learn something, Dean makes his decision, Dan makes a play for the not-yet-18 hostess, customers get their comeuppance, the guys all play the in-house homophobic flashing game, the gals demonstrate why they won';t, and Mitch gets the last word. It opened at 7 in the U. McKittrick wrote the screenplay while working as a. Trust me, this is bad. Dan, the clueless boss, assigns Mitch, 22, a trainee, to Monty, the smooth talker who chases girls for one-night stands.
It sucks that Amazon mixes in the movie reviews with the actual disc reviews because some people's discs don't work and the movie itself gets less stars because of that. . First off: stay through the credits at the end to see the busboys rap video with the Shenaneganz staff, it is hilarious! Friendship becomes the strongest bond between these women as men, careers, and families take them in different directions. Dean, a waiter, also 22, feels that life is passing him by. A really great cast play aimless early 20-somethings working at a restaurant that looks suspiciously like a 90's era Friday's, Chili's or Bennigans.