Ex-maid of honor Eloise (Anna Kendrick) – having been relieved of her duties after being unceremoniously dumped by the best man via text – decides to hold her head up high and attend her oldest friend’s wedding anyway. She finds herself seated at the ‘random’ table in the back of the ballroom with a disparate group of strangers, most of whom should have known to just send regrets (but not before sending something nice off the registry). As everyone’s secrets are revealed, Eloise learns a thing or two from the denizens of Table 19. Friendships – and even a little romance – can happen under the most unlikely circumstances.
Fox Searchlight Pictures
User Reviews: and somewhat intelligent romcon. I don’t know why it didn’t get any love from critics, especially with the young and veteran talents of Anna Kendrick and Lisa Kudrow . Solid seven. . . .For peeps who want a dramedy as opposed to a laugh riot. "Wedding Crashers," it ain’t.
Word of caution: It’s a little rocky through the first twenty minutes, but the last three quarters of the film make that set up well worthwhile. Since it’s an ensemble piece, there’s some scenes well spent sketching all the characters seated in the no-man’s land of table 19. But this investment will pay off sweetly in the end.