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Alex van Warmerdam Netherlands, 2006

paul oram's rating of the film Waiter

Enjoyable. This director sets up wonderful comic situations - the scene purchasing the bow and arrow is very funny. As a series of sketches its great. But the enormous potential of the idea behind the film is never developed any further than farce with arbitrary twists. The writer remains stubborn, the waiter trapped, the crooks and lovers a sideshow. The ending is particularly disappointing. A missed opportunity.