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Movie Review: Take a seat with rejects at ‘Table 19’

April Serrano

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A table full of wedding rejects embark on a group journey of self-discovery.

“Wedding Crashers” meets “The Breakfast Club” in this new, delightful comedy “Table 19.”

After getting booted from the maid of honor position and dumped by the best man Teddy (Wyatt Russell) newly single Eloise McGarry (Anna Kendrick) attends her ex-best friend’s wedding to find out she is placed with the randoms of table 19.

Since Eloise did seating arrangements prior to the dump, Eloise describes table 19 as the table of people that was supposed to RSVP no but still send a gift.

The drama-filled comedy examine the lives of the five people who sit at table 19 and why they attended the wedding. For some this stands for the wake up call they have been looking for and others a reminder of self worth.

As the night continues Eloise meets the charming Huck (Thomas Cocquerel) who helps her in her sweet revenge against Teddy to get him jealous. This modern twist on the fairytale wedding takes the seat of a guest rather than the center of attention. Slowly but surely each character finds their purpose and help Eloise find hers.

With not much advertisement for the film, box office rating turned extremely low with only earning about $1.5 million opening weekend.

This is director Jeffrey Blitz’s first movie in seven years, as he mostly does television shows.

As a modern twist to the fairytale wedding the film is surely pleasing and fun. Instead of seeing the bride’s view we see the guest view of not so fairytale. Not everyone is wanted at the wedding yet they show up anyway. Eloise’s view shows what really happens at weddings when someone isn’t approved of or gets the recognition they deserve.

It’s filled with laughs and moments of sorrow. It’s the perfect movie to enjoy at the theatre with a friend later if it eventually ends up on Netflix.

The film is rated PG-13 and was released on March 3.

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