Table 19 is the table furthest away from anything at the wedding reception. The table with all the guests that the bride and groom didn't have a specific place for, the rejects, the ones that should have just RSVP'd no. This film showcases this table and focuses on their lives. First, we have the main character, Eloise (Anna Kendrick) who is the ex-Maid of Honor and the girl who was broken up with by the bride's brother just a couple weeks before. We have a married couple who are having problems, though it's evident that only the wife knows there is a problem. We have the woman who was the bride's Nanny all those years ago, the nephew of the father of the bride (or groom? I don't remember) that is an ex-convict, and finally a young man who's mother forced him to attend in hopes he would find love.
All of these characters were able to play off each other throughout the movie. Starting off totally awkward, as I'm sure it would be sitting at a table with no one you know, and then gradually growing closer to each other as most movies tend to progress towards. Eloise is by far the most important character, as the story develops we learn the reasoning behind the break up and how it truly isn't over for either of them, though neither of them wants to admit it. The story-line focuses on this as the other Table 19 sitters try to help her through this hard time in her life, or really just through this wedding reception as she watches her ex-bf dance and kiss on another bridesmaid.
Table 19 is dubbed as a comedy. Though it's about a wedding and Anna Kendrick is the star, it isn't at all similar to Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates. The humor of this movie is much more my type. The subtly and the delivery of the lines were great, and the parts that were intended to be funny were just ever so slightly corny - my favorite! Like making fun of Lisa Kudrow's character because she's dressed like the wait staff or the ex-con trying to pretend he's not an ex-con along with all his awkwardness towards people. The corniness of it all was just like this Facebook video I watched while the theater was having projector problems, corny jokes told by NFL players. You should check that out as well, I laughed my butt off.
Sorry, back to the movie. Table 19 was a fun watch and I found myself laughing at times. I feel like so much happened in just a small amount of time (because the entire film is during a wedding reception), like it wouldn't have been possible for all this to happen, but I guess it's possible if you're at a strange wedding that isn't set up very well. I mean they were dancing before dinner was served. I've been to a few receptions recently and this never happened. I don't know, it doesn't really bother me, just an observation, perhaps they do things differently in Ohio (I'm pretty sure that's where this took place).
I'm going to give Table 19 a "Liked It" because it was my type of comedy, all the predictability of it was great (I love being right while predicting which way a movie is going to go - however that whole groom thing I didn't see coming), and I would love to go to wherever that freaking reception took place. Looked like a beautiful hotel on a lake. Yes Please.
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