Theatrical Release: October 7, 2005


Four years after graduating from high school, Dean (Justin Long) still passes his time as a hard-working waiter at Shenanigan’s restaurant in this so-called comedy. But when an old friend comes through town after graduating from college, Dean begins to doubt whether he should spend any more of his life in such a dead-end job. While Dean struggles with his personal crisis of direction, his roommate and co-worker, Monty (Ryan Reynolds), is busy training the new guy, Mitch (John Francis Daley), as a waiter. Monty demonstrates all the disgusting ways that the waiters take revenge against customers, and he teaches Mitch how to take part in a vulgar game that the restaurant staff plays. And Monty also eyes all of the beautiful young women in Shenanigan’s, hoping that he can entice some of them home to one of his nightly parties for beer, drugs and sex.

Dove Review

This movie is a lot like Ryan Reynold’s “Van Wilder”, only in a restaurant. I sure hope many of the jokes in the movie aren’t true about restaurants, since I never worked at one. I’m sure many of the actions are thought about, especially with difficult customers, but hopefully not actually acted on. Like “Ron Burgundy” was to those in the news field, I’m sure this film will be very popular with those who work in restaurants, especially the younger crowd.

Don’t bother waiting for a “clean” version of this film to appear on TV. With over 250 obscene words, and a “genital showing” game all the male employees play, this film serves up a bad recipe for making money at the box office. I don’t recommend seeing this film.

Content Description

Sex: Man and woman shown having sex in bathroom (no nudity), man and woman shown in bed together- implying sex. Men talk about sexual experiences/conquests. Man constantly attempts to get sexual favors from his girlfriend.
Language: 117 F, 39 S, 23 A, 18 B, 14 H, 2 D, 21 G/GD, 4 J, 2 B*astard, 8 P*ss, 6 D*ck
Violence: None
Drugs: Underage drinking shown, marijuana smoked through entire movie, especially at work. Smoking also shown.
Nudity: Guy’s genitals shown, woman’s genitals shown, several shots with girls in low cut shirts. Guys play game in which they attempt to get each other to look at the other’s genitals.
Occult: None


Company: Artisan Entertainment
Director: Rob McKittrick
Genre: Comedy
Runtime: 93 min.
Industry Rating: R
Reviewer: Bradley B. Klinge