Table 19 | Chicago Reader

Table 19

In this flimsy, mildly enjoyable farce, the maid of honor for a glitzy Manhattan wedding (Anna Kendrick) gets dumped by her boyfriend, the best man, and shows up at the event to find herself seated at the misfit table of dateless guests (Craig Robinson, June Squibb, and Lisa Kudrow, to name a few). Kendrick is funny and effervescent as usual, but the other actors struggle to land their jokes, most of which are weaker than her zingy, tailor-made one-liners. Written and directed by Jeffrey Blitz (Rocket Science, which also starred Kendrick) from a story by Jay and Mark Duplass, the film has a clever premise that probably would have worked as a half-hour TV episode but fails to sustain a feature-length comedy.

Credits

Director:

  • Jeffrey Blitz

Cast:

  • Anna Kendrick
  • Craig Robinson
  • June Squibb
  • Lisa Kudrow
  • Stephen Merchant
  • Tony Revolori
  • Wyatt Russell
  • Amanda Crew

Producers:

  • Shawn Levy
  • Dan Cohen
  • P. Dana
  • Mark Roberts
  • Tom McNulty

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