Comedy


Table 19


MPAA Rating:
PG-13
Genre:
Comedy
Runtime:
90 mins
Stars:
Anna Kendrick, Craig Robinson, June Squibb, Lisa Kudrow, Stephen Merchant, Tony Revolori, Amanda Crew
Director:
Jeffrey Blitz
Producer:
Dan Cohen, P. Jennifer Dana, Shawn Levy, Tom McNulty, Mark Roberts

Content at a Glance

3
Sex

Sex

Approved: 0-2 in any category

 

0:
none
1:
on-screen acts of romance
2:
infidelity; implied pre-marital sex or secondary lead characters with consequences
3:
inappropriate sexual relations without consequences
4-5:
graphic sexual activity is heard and/or seen
×
4
Language

Sex

Approved: 0-2 in any category

 

0:
none
1:
on-screen acts of romance
2:
infidelity; implied pre-marital sex or secondary lead characters with consequences
3:
inappropriate sexual relations without consequences
4-5:
graphic sexual activity is heard and/or seen
×
1
Violence

Violence

Approved: 0-2 in any category

 

0:
none
1:
on-screen acts of romance
2:
infidelity; implied pre-marital sex or secondary lead characters with consequences inappropriate sexual relations without consequences
4-5:
graphic sexual activity is heard and/or seen
×
3
Drugs

Drugs

Approved: 0-2 in any category

 

0:
none
1:
occasional drinking by secondary characters (i.e., man in bar)
2:
historically accurate use of alcohol and tobacco products
3:
continuous drinking and drug use common throughout
4-5:
drug/alcohol used many times by main character(s) shown in a positive light
×
3
Nudity

Nudity

Approved: 0-2 in any category

 

0:
none
1:
baby’s behind; shirtless men, low cut shirts, short skirts seen occasionally on women
2:
rear nudity that is not suggestive such as skinny dipping from a distance; cleavage
3:
sexually suggestive and revealing clothing or underwear is common throughout
4-5:
frontal nudity
×
2
Other

Other

Approved: 0-2 in any category

 

Lead characters that exhibit disrespect for authority, lying, cheating, stealing, illegal activity, witchcraft or sorcery

0:
none
1:
mild-moderate with consequences
2:
moderate poor behavior
3:
moderate-heavy behavior with no consequences
4-5:
extreme portrayals, condoned or excused
×

Sex


a girl said she was pregnant from having sex with her boyfriend; passionate kissing; several comments and innuendos about sex including an “intercourse” comment; the mention of getting a “hooker.”

Language


gd-1; j/jc-3; g-4; omg-15; f-1 (and another one is close to being uttered); s-17; slang for male genitalia-4; a-6; a character is called a “pothead”.

Violence


a person throws a roll at someone’s head to get the person’s attention.

Drugs


drinking in several scenes includes a character drinking a lot of champagne; the drinking of wine as well as other alcoholic drinks; some characters almost smoke marijuana in a pipe; the smoking of marijuana in a scene.

Nudity


two scenes of a man’s rear; a couple’s shoulders are seen in the shower; cleavage.

Other


a character vomits at a table; a few characters flip someone off with the middle finger; tension between characters; a character doesn’t contact the seat while attempting to sit down and falls; a character falls back when sitting on a log; it’s mentioned a man knew someone who took a “dump” once on a table; a character is seen with several tattoos; a man admits to stealing a lot of money from the bride’s father.



Synopsis

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.


Movie Message

“Table 19” is a film with some genuinely funny moments, and the movie’s plot and quality is elevated due to the terrific cast. Eloise (Anna Kendrick) has been dumped by Teddy (Wyatt Russell), her boyfriend. His sister is getting married and, despite her break-up with Teddy, Eloise accepts the invitation to attend. Of course, she ends up at Table 19, which she learns is the table where those invited “should have sent regrets, but not before buying something nice from the registry first.”

Table 19 is the table that is the farthest away from the married couple. It seems only “misfits” or those considered “losers” were given this place at the table. This “elite group” includes a couple who run a diner and don’t know why they were invited and a teen who is close to being an adult and is unsuccessfully repressing his physical feelings for a young woman, any young woman. A very tall cousin is part of the group as is the former nanny for the bride. Despite Teddy not being happy about Eloise being there, some good does come out of this odd situation, including Eloise meeting a good-looking young man. They are soon dancing and the rest of Table 19 begins to form a friendship.

One of the funny moments of the film includes a toast being given to the couple, dubbed “Romeo and Juliet” and the wish that they have the same happy ending as Shakespeare’s famous couple! Regrettably, due to some strong content in a few areas (as listed), we can’t award the movie our Dove Family-Approved Seal. But if anyone has ever felt like the odd man out, this movie is all about that, but with a dash of hope mixed in with it—or, if you prefer, a silver lining.

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