Movie Review: Table 19


Now available on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital Download is the romantic comedy Table 19.

The film stars Anna Kendrick, Lisa Kudrow, Stephen Merchant, Craig Robinson and Wyatt Russell, to name a few.

Have you ever been invited to a wedding and found yourself seated with complete strangers? Thankfully that have never happened to me, but it is a concern of mine. I know I’d feel very awkward and not know what to talk about.

When it comes to seating guests at a wedding there is some thought into who sits with who and where people sit. Needless to say the people who the bride and groom felt obligated to invite, but don’t really want them there, tend to get seated far away from the happy couple. I would assume that the “odd balls” would also be seated far away from the main crowd. Such is the case of Table 19.

Table 19 is a table at a wedding that is tucked in the corner, near the bathroom, far from the bride and groom. Seated at this table are a complete set of strangers.

  • Eloise – the ex-girlfriend of the bride’s brother
  • Bina & Jerry – friends of groom’s family
  • Jo – the brides former nanny
  • Renzo – a teen who was reluctant to come to the wedding in the first place
  • Walter – a quirky guy who seems out of place

None of the guests at Table 19 know each other, or anything about one another. It’s probably the worst situation you can be in.

As the movie progresses we learn more about the backstory of the guests at Table 19. We also see as the characters start to realize they were put at that table for a reason, and they are not going to have it anymore. Towards the end of the movie the characters seem to take control over their situations and make it known that they shouldn’t have been pushed off in a corner.

In an odd way, the people seated at Table 19 needed to be seated together. Together they helped each other out in ways they never expected. The bride and groom knew what they were doing when they seated their guests there, but in reality, I think it was karma that brought them into each other’s lives.

There is also an issue with the wedding cake, but I won’t giveaway too much of the film.

The ending was somewhat predictable, but that didn’t lessen the enjoyment of the film.

To find out what ever becomes of the guests seated at Table 19, pick up or download a copy of the film. Look for it where ever movies are sold.

Overall I thought it was a fun film. It’s not going to be up for an Academy Award, but it was still a fun film to watch on a Friday night with your significant other (I watched the film with my husband).

Out of all the characters, Stephen Merchant was surprisingly my favorite. I found his character Walter to be very quirky and amusing.

Normally I like Anna Kendrick, but in this film her character really didn’t resonate with me as much as other characters she’s played in the past. I’m not suggesting that she didn’t do well, I’m just saying that I didn’t really connect with her character Eloise. I felt for her and her situation, but that is about it.

I can’t get over how much Wyatt Russell looks like his dad (Kurt Russell). WOW!

There were some bonus features included on the Blu-ray (deleted scenes, image gallery…). To be honest I didn’t watch the bonus features for this title. Normally I do but that Friday evening when I watched the film we had to leave to pick our son up from work and didn’t have a chance to watch them. Eventually I’ll get around to watching the bonus features.

My husband wasn’t impressed by the film. He said he found it a bit slow and “lackluster.” That’s OK. It’s his opinion. That is the beauty of reviews – everyone has the right to their opinions.

Below is the trailer for your entertainment.



*I received a free screener copy to review. There was no compensation. The opinions expressed are my own and not influenced in any way. 

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Kimberly Vetrano resides in the suburbs of New York City with her family and "mini zoo" consisting of five cats, a dog and a Goldfish. Kimberly is a teacher's assistant for a Kindergarten class. When she is not working or blogging, Kimberly enjoys taking photos of nature and hanging out with family and friends.