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Table 19 (2017)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 3 March 2017 (USA)
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Eloise, having been relieved of maid of honor duties after being unceremoniously dumped by the best man via text, decides to attend the wedding anyway, only to find herself seated with five fellow unwanted guests at the dreaded Table 19.

Director:

Jeffrey Blitz

Writers:

Mark Duplass (story by), Jay Duplass (story by) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Anna Kendrick ... Eloise McGarry
Rya Meyers ... Francie Millner
Charles Green ... Mr. Manny
Lisa Kudrow ... Bina Kepp
Craig Robinson ... Jerry Kepp
Tony Revolori ... Renzo Eckberg
Margo Martindale ... Freda Eckberg
Stephen Merchant ... Walter Thimble
Carlos Aviles ... Jalapeño
June Squibb ... Jo Flanagan
Brad Oberhofer ... Wedding Singer
Megan Lawless ... Megan-Ann
Amanda Crew ... Nikki
Jay Klaitz ... Photographer
Wyatt Russell ... Teddy
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Storyline

Ex-maid of honor Eloise (Anna Kendrick) - having been relieved of her duties after being unceremoniously dumped by the best man via text - decides to hold her head up high and attend her oldest friend's wedding anyway. She finds herself seated at the 'random' table in the back of the ballroom with a disparate group of strangers, most of whom should have known to just send regrets (but not before sending something nice off the registry). As everyone's secrets are revealed, Eloise learns a thing or two from the denizens of Table 19. Friendships - and even a little romance - can happen under the most unlikely circumstances. Written by Fox Searchlight Pictures

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You're invited to the wedding of the season. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for thematic elements, sexual content, drug use, language and some brief nudity | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 March 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Table 19 See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$5,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,597,928, 5 March 2017

Gross USA:

$3,614,896

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$5,042,014
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Both Stephen Merchant and June Squibb had guest starring appearances in the comedy 'The Big Bang Theory'. See more »

Goofs

When Renzo walks to Megan's table to tell her about his "special talent" he is wearing his suit coat. The scene then cuts to the group watching him walk over. When it cuts back to Renzo he is not wearing his suit coat. See more »

Quotes

Eloise McGarry: Today will not suck.
[coming to Table #19]
Eloise McGarry: Hi.
Rezno Eckberg: Hello. Oh my God. Hi, I'm Renzo. I've achieved puberty and I'm in a rock band.
Walter Thimple: I'm Walter and I've also achieved puberty.
Freda Eckberg: I'm Francie Millner's first nanny.
Jerry Kepp: I can smell the toilets from here, that's how well we know the bride and groom.
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Referenced in Midnight Screenings: Before I Fall/Table 19 (2017) See more »

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A Spy In The House Of Love
Written by Peter Holsapple (as Peter Livingston Holsapple)
Performed by Oberhofer
Courtesy of Glassnote Records
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Team Rejects
2 March 2017 | by ferguson-6See all my reviews

Greetings again from the darkness. Writer/director Jeffrey Blitz (Spellbound) takes the approach that many wedding guests would prefer – he skips the wedding and heads straight to the reception. Another wise move by the filmmaker is assembling a very talented ensemble of funny folks. This cast proves they can wring a laugh from dialogue and moments that would probably otherwise not elicit much of an audience reaction. Instead, the full house on this evening had quite boisterous responses on numerous occasions.

The initial set-up drags a bit as we are introduced to the characters that will soon enough populate Table 19 at the reception. Tony Revolori (The Grand Budapest Hotel bellhop) is Renzo, the longing for love (or anything similar) high schooler who might be a bit too close to his mother (voiced by the great Margo Martindale). Lisa Kudrow and Craig Robinson are the Kepp's, a mostly unhappily married couple who own and run a diner together. June Squibb is Jo, the bride's long-forgotten nanny who sees and knows more than most. Stephen Merchant plays the outcast nephew/cousin who has been recently released from his prison sentence for white collar crime. Lastly we have Anna Kendrick as Eloise, the fired maid of honor and former girlfriend of the bride's brother (Wyatt Russell), who also happens to be the best man and now dating the new maid of honor.

This is the island of misfit wedding guests known as Table 19, and purposefully placed in the back corner as far as possible from the family and favored guests. Of course we know immediately that this Team Reject will unite for some uplifting purpose at some point, and the movie improves immediately once that goal has been revealed. Comedic timing in a group setting can often come across on screen as forced, and it's a tribute to the cast that these characters come across as human and real.

Make no mistake though, this is Anna Kendrick's movie. She plays Eloise as we would imagine Anna Kendrick in this real life situation. Sure, a wedding reception is low-hanging fruit for comedy, but it's the third act where Ms. Kendrick's talent really shines. Comedy drawn from emotional pain is the most fulfilling because we've all been there. The melodrama that creeps in is pretty predictable, but that doesn't mean it's not a good time. The scenes with Ms. Kendrick and Wyatt Russell (Everybody Wants Some!, and Kurt and Goldie's son) are the best, and it leaves us wishing for more attention to both.

Don't worry, the film features the required wedding cake mishap, a flirtatious wedding crasher (Thomas Cocquerel) and a drunken mother of the bride singing karaoke to Etta James' "At Last". It's designed to be a crowd-pleaser, and mostly succeeds with a nice blend of silly, cute, and emotional tugs.


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