I’m going to take a shot in the dark and say Table 19 wasn’t on your radar. If you’re anything like me, however, you’ll want to look out for this wedding comedy. It stars Anna Kendrick, June Squibb, Stephen Merchant, Wyatt Russell (Everybody Wants Some!!), Craig Robinson, Andy Daly and Tony Revolori (The Grand Budapest Hotel). It’s written by Mark and Jay Duplass. And it’s directed by Jeffrey Blitz (Rocket Science, Comedy Central’s excellent Review). I mean, what more do you need? How about a trailer? Well, by golly, you’re in lucky.
Table 19 centers around Eloise (Kendrick), an ex-maid of honor recently dumped by the best man (Russell) via text, who decides to attend her oldest friend’s wedding anyway, particularly in spite. But when she comes, she finds herself seated at Table 19, the one reserved for “random” people of the party in the back. Those seated around the misfit table get to know each other through the festivities and, in doing so, they develop an unusual bond during the proceedings of this holy matrimony.
I gotta admit: this trailer kinda underwhelmed me. I’m still very much looking forward to checking this one out, no doubt. But it’s not quite grabbing me like it should with this first tease. It’s not a bad trailer; it’s just a fairly unremarkable one. Hopefully, then, the actual film itself will be better. It definitely has the fire power to become something special. Here’s hoping it fires on all cylinders on January 20, 2017, a release date that’s also not very encouraging.
Here’s the trailer:
And here’s the poster: