When I first saw the preview for Table 19 I thought it looked good. Though I never made it to the theaters to watch I knew I would have to check it out. Anything with Anna Kendrick usually wins me over. She’s spunky, witty, and hilarious.
I received a copy of Table 19 to review before it was released and had to watch it immediately!
Table 19 stars Anna Kendrick, Lisa Kudrow, Stephen Merchant, Craig Robinson and other fan-favorite comedians. Eloise (Kendrick) gets dropped as the maid of honor after being dumped by her ex, the best man and bride’s brother. She struggles back and forth on attending but ultimately decides to go.
Upon arrival she finds herself seated among random strangers in the back of the ballroom. Slowly but surely, Eloise and her tablemates start to bond over the circumstances, each telling their story on how they know the bride. As the movie unfolds you learn about each character’s hidden secrets that eventually each come to light.
Without spoiling all of the details, I thought this movie was going to be a huge flop with me after watching the first 20 minutes. Little did I know the treasures it would hold. My heart strings were pulled a couple of times for totally different reasons.
Everyone’s stories hit so close to home for many people. A couple in marital distress that is screaming to be healed by a blindsided husband. Miscommunication between two partners that end in a break up with a huge secret. A nanny who doesn’t want to let go of the innocent, sweet children she once knew. A young man trying too hard to get a girlfriend and more.
You can’t help but feel each characters pain and happiness while watching Table 19. You go from disliking the best man to rooting for a swim to a loved one only to be momentarily disappointed. This movie is another film I feel has been underappreciated. I would give it an 7.5 out 10.
Give Table 19 a viewing and let me know what you think. It is now available for purchase everywhere or you can snag it at your local Redbox or Netflix on July 11th!
Heather Johnson says
Table 19 sounds absolutely hilarious. The synopsis kind of reminds me of the “freaks” table on The Wedding Singer.
I didn’t know this movie existed. I will have to get it on the 11th. I love Anna Kendrick and can’t wait to watch it now! Thank for sharing 🙂
I didn’t know this movie existed. I will have to get it on the 11th. I love Anna Kendrick and can’t wait to watch it now! Thank for sharing!
Melanie Frost says
This sounds like a totally cute movie. I love Lisa Kudrow. And it looks like the cast has a great variety of comedic actors. I will have to catch this one!
katrina gehman says
i keep seeing previews and I can’t wait to see this in the theater. I love Anna K and the story line is so good.
I had never heard of this movie before! It sure sounds like it’d be good though. I’ll try to catch it if I can!
I love that you gave it a chance and it paid off. Now I’m curious to watch it too.
Miracle Layman says
I am in need of some good light-hearted movies to watch, so I will definitely snag this from Redbox tomorrow! Thanks for the review 🙂
Seems a funny movie! The trailer and the actor’s cast sound interesting, definitely a relaxing film to watch!
Rebecca Swenor says
The Table 19 looks like a great movie I would love to watch. I loved the trailer and will be watching this for sure. It sounds like it will end happy so can’t wait to see it. Thanks for sharing a great review.
I would love to see the movie! Thanks for the review!
I’ve never heard of this movie before but I’ll have to give it a try as it sounds fab after the first 20 minutes or so 🙂