Waitress (PG-13)

Movie: 3 stars Disc: 4 stars

More or less a reworking of the "Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore" TV spin-off "Alice," "Waitress" is an anomaly among chick flicks. It addresses women's issues, is top-heavy with dialogue and has charm to burn.

Yet, if you dig just a little beneath its outward sweetness, you'll find laconic wit, biting social commentary and one of the most complex and unpredictable lead characters in recent memory.

The many extras make it a must-own not only for fans of the film but those interested in the story behind the bizarre murder of writer and director Adrienne Shelly.

Technical specifications: aspect ratio: Widescreen anamorphic (1.85:1), audio: English Dolby Digital 5.1, subtitles: English, French and Spanish.

Special features include:

Optional commentary from Keri Russell and producer Michael Roiff

Documentary: "Written and Directed by Adrienne Shelly: A Memorial"

Featurettes: "Hi! I'm Keri. I'll Be Your Waitress," "The Pies Have It!" and "A Message from Keri Russell about the Adrienne Shelly Foundation"

(Fox, $29.99)