In the history of cinema, very few movies have ever managed to capture the particular action, misery and grace of a real, working kitchen. If The Big Night is the best of them (and it is) and No Reservations is the worst (or at least one of the worst), then all the real estate in between is taken up by movies that either tried and failed or never really understood what they were trying to show in the first place.
Dinner Rush was almost good (the kitchen scenes were excellent even if the rest of it sucked). The scene in Ratatouille where they introduce all the cooks in the kitchen (including the guy who killed someone with his thumb) is scarily accurate. But beyond that, there's just not much out there that can really get a restaurant guy's blood pumping. And for front-of-the-house people, there's even less.
Until now. Click through the jump to have a gander at Take Out, the ultimate waitress revenge fantasy.
Awesome, right? I don't think there's a waiter or a waitress out there who can't identify with this woman. And the bit where the guy with the toothpick talked about managing the Applebee's? That was fucking priceless...