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I really liked this movie. There were some predictable parts but still done in a non- predictable way. I laughed out loud.
Started off strong and amusing. However, ended WAY flat.
Kudrow and Robinson are intriguing casting and they get some sharp Bickersons material, but the movie unconvincingly shorthands how they got together. And Revolori’s horndog just feels like the film coasting on his quirky persona from “The Grand Budapest Hotel.”
Mixing touchy-feely, sub-Sundance quirk, a studio comedy’s penchant for pratfalls and dick jokes, and unabashed John Hughes nostalgia, the film crowds its leading lady with a busy ensemble and too much plot.
When Table 19 tries to be a goofy humiliation comedy, it’s barely engaging. (The pratfalls are numerous and laugh-free.) But when it settles down into something like an indie ensemble about disappointment and the comfort of strangers, Blitz finds a more effortless tone.
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- Jeffrey Blitz's first feature since Rocket Science (2007), which also starred Anna Kendrick. It was one of her first film roles.
- At 54:57 the group from table 19 go out for a walk. The doors are open, they walk out and the doors stay open. In the next shot you can see the doors are closed again.
- Eloise McGarry: Today will not suck.
- [coming to Table #19]
- Eloise McGarry: Hi.
- Rezno Eckberg: Hello. Oh my God. Hi, I'm Renzo. I've achieved puberty and I'm in a rock band.
- Walter Thimple: I'm Walter and I've also achieved puberty.
- Freda Eckberg: I'm Francie Millner's first nanny.
- Jerry Kepp: I can smell the toilets from here, that's how well we know the bride and groom.