This weeks #MovieMonday goes to rom-com Table 19.
Amor Rating: ⅗
Despite being recently dumped by the best man over text and consequently relieved of her maid of honour duties, Eloise has decided to attend her oldest friend’s wedding anyway. After nearly watching her invitation go up in smoke on her bonfire, Eloise arrives to find herself seated on the dreaded table 19. Situated at the back of the room, right next to the toilets, table 19 is the place where the misfits sit. You know, the guests who are so distantly related they hardly seem connected, or those old friends who were invited as a seat filler and basically all of those who simply should have politely made their excuses and not bothered coming.
As they all bond over this strange connection, the bride’s old nanny, a married couple on the brink of divorce, a british ex-con and a randy teenager, begin to reveal their secrets and strangely become newfound friends. Deciding to spend the rest of their time together, the group start to let loose and teach Eloise a thing or two.
After all this, will Eloise still wish she had made her excuses or will she realised that being on table 19 isn’t so bad after all?
If you’re looking for a real laugh out loud comedy, then maybe this isn’t the one. Table 19 is definitely a feel good film that could maybe be funnier in places, but manages to pull it back with a warm storyline that makes light of a situation we’re all aware of. I mean, how many of us have been to a wedding and wonder who the hell we’re sitting with?
While critics are sharing mixed reviews on the film itself, the main stars all give a credible performance and reminds us why we love them all. It might not be the one to have you falling off your seats, but if you want an easy watch and something that can make you feel a little warm and fuzzy inside, go take a seat and watch table 19.
The director and cast:
Director: Jeffrey Blitz
Cast: Anna Kendrick, Lisa Kudrow, Craig Robinson, Stephen Merchant and Craig Robinson
Cert PG13, 1hr 27min
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Words: Rebecca Edwards