Table 19 | Anna Kendrick's bittersweet wedding comedy fails to catch the bouquet

Table 19 Tony Revolori Anna Kendric
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Table 19 Tony Revolori Anna Kendric

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Anna Kendrick’s wound-up wedding guest Eloise was supposed to be the maid of honour at her oldest friend’s nuptials. Instead, having just been dumped by the bride’s brother, she’s been consigned to an out-of-the-way table with a random bunch of misfits – a bickering married couple (Lisa Kudrow, Craig Robinson); an on-the-spectrum cousin (Stephen Merchant); a socially awkward teenager (The Grand Budapest Hotels Tony Revolori); and the bride’s elderly former nanny (June Squibb). Swinging between cringe and schmaltz, this bittersweet wedding dramedy is as uneven as the table placement. The cast have their moments, but most of the gags fall flat.

Certificate 12. Runtime 84 mins. Director Jeffrey Blitz

Table 19 debuts on Sky Cinema Premiere on 29 December. Available on DVD & Digital from 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment.

Jason Best

A film critic for over 25 years, Jason admits the job can occasionally be glamorous – sitting on a film festival jury in Portugal; hanging out with Baz Luhrmann at the Chateau Marmont; chatting with Sigourney Weaver about The Archers – but he mostly spends his time in darkened rooms watching films. He’s also written theatre and opera reviews, two guide books on Rome, and competed in a race for Yachting World, whose great wheeze it was to send a seasick film critic to write about his time on the ocean waves. But Jason is happiest on dry land with a classic screwball comedy or Hitchcock thriller.