Table 19 (2017)

“It’s the same wedding; it’s the same celebration no matter what table you’re at.” – Eloise

Number of Times Seen – 1 (8 Jun 2017)

Brief Synopsis – A group of unwanted guests at a wedding discuss their misfortunes and how they ended up being seated at the least popular table at the wedding.

My Take on it – One of my very first movie blogger friends was a girl living in England who called herself Table9mutant.

It took me a while to find out why she called herself that and the answer was that in the film the Wedding Singer (1998), they acknowledge that at most weddings, people place the unwanted guests on Table 9 and are sometimes considered as mutants.

When I saw this films, title, I knew I had to watch it because I was sure it would deal with a similar concept and I was right…

The concept here is an interesting one but it just doesn’t manage to keep the energy going long enough to be a fun movie.

I really liked the way that they chose to combine so many diverse characters and storyline together, but they keep relying too much on surprises that fade very quickly after they are revealed to us.

This film does have its moments and June Squibb keeps things funny as always, but overall, it has a problem keeping all of these wedding cliches strung together over 90 minutes.

Bottom Line – Interesting concept that just doesn’t manage to work in the long run. Liked the way they were able to combine diverse characters for one day, but too much of the plot relies on surprises that are soon forgotten along the way.  This film has its moments (there are a few), but overall, its really just a string of wedding cliches strung together that lack an element to congeal them all together in a more entertaining fashion for us to enjoy .

MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – Co-stars Lisa Kudrow and Craig Robinson previously worked with each other in an episode of Friends (1994). Robinson’s character was the one who enabled the possibility for Kudrow’s character to change her name from Phoebe to ‘Princess Consuela Bananahammock’. (From IMDB)

Rating – BAFTA Worthy


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2 thoughts on “Table 19 (2017)

  1. Oh my! This is soooo weird…I also watched it a few days ago. I’m not really sure what to make of it – I enjoyed some bits but found it slow to get going and find direction. It definitely wasn’t bad but also not great.


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