Waffle Street is a 2015 American drama/comedy film starring Danny Glover and James Lafferty and directed by Eshom Nelms and Ian Nelms. It is a film adaptation of James Adams’ memoir of the same name, published by Sourced Media Books in 2010. The riches-to-rags story follows Adams’ journey of self-discovery and redemption after losing his job as vice president of a multi-billion dollar hedge fund and finding work as a server at a local 24-hour diner.
In the aftermath of the 2008 market crash, James “Jimmy” Adams (James Lafferty) gets laid off from his Wall Street hedge fund manager job. Feeling a sense of guilt for his role in the financial crisis, Adams decides to find a more honest and gratifying job than his previous profession. After several unsuccessful efforts applying to a variety of blue-collar jobs, Adams is hired as a graveyard shift server at Papa’s Chicken and Waffles, a local 24-hour diner chain (the restaurant was renamed in new versions of the book and in the film).
Though many of his coworkers are ex-convicts, he begins to find unlikely friendships, especially with short-order cook Edward Collins (Danny Glover). Collins becomes somewhat of a mentor for Adams, teaching him valuable life lessons about hard work and finance from a fresh perspective. Adams soon sets his sights on owning the Papa’s franchise and works relentlessly to meet the 1000-hour minimum required. Tensions build between Adams and his wife, Becky (Julie Gonzalo), as he downgrades their house and cars to finance his goal.
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Waffle Street (2015) Details
Genre: Comedy | Drama
Score: 6. 2 of 10 - Average Rate 2,286 people
Publisher: Te Mvvyz
Quality: Web-DL 720p
Size: 850 MB
Director: Eshom Nelms, Ian Nelms
Cast: Danny Glover, Julie Gonzalo, James Lafferty