Movies for Valentines Day
A comedy drama starring Keri Russell as a pie baking waitress probably doesnt sound like something your boyfriend would seek out, but Waitress is much more than meets the eye. A fun, quirky movie thats as emotionally affecting as it is entertaining, it plays like a more feminine Coen Brothers flick. Russell is wonderful as Jenna, a Southerner waitress who finds empowerment and freedom from her overbearing, emotionally abusive husband first in an affair and then in a new source of love. This film, unlike some of the others, is not so much about romantic love as it is about finding love for self. It was an impressive achievement for writer/director Adrienne Shelly, who was tragically murdered three months before its debut.