Table 19 (2017)

Review of: Table 19 (2017)
movie:
Jeffery Blitz

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Rating:
2
On March 15, 2017
Last modified:March 15, 2017

Summary:

When the jilted girlfriend of the bride's brother insists on coming to the wedding anyway, she is relegated to the table of misfits.

 

Rated PG-13. Running time: 1 hour 27 min.

Our content ratings (1-10): Violence 1; Language 2; Sex/Nudity 2.

Our star rating (1-5): 2

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The Siberia-like Table 19 & its exiles.                       (c) Fox Searchlight Films

This slight but entertaining comedy stars Anna Kendrick as Eloise, once the maid-of-honor for the bride, but now at the wedding reception relegated to the table of fringe friends known as Table 19, sort of a social Siberia. She is the only one at this table of losers who realizes the bridal couple had expected them to RSPV “With Regrets” because she had helped plan the wedding. This is because her fiance Teddy (Wyatt Russell), the bride’s brother, had dumped her (by text!) for another woman.

The other five are a strange, assorted lot, even including the brother and sister’s nanny, who proves the most interesting of the lot—and indeed, the key to the possibility of Louise and Teddy getting back together—though the latter art of the plot is not very convincing.

Some of the occurrences in the ballroom are expected—namely that which happens to the wedding cake—and others seem merely to fill up the screen time, which mercifully is kept to less than an hour and a half.

No discussion questions for this poof of a movie, though if you insist on seeing it because of the likability of its star, you could discuss the film and its characters as outsiders, and what the Scriptures has to say about such.

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