Weddings have provided the setting of some for the funniest films in Hollywood’s history: there’s the classic A Philadelphia Story, followed by Father of the Bride (released in 1950 and updated in the 1990s), Brit breakout movie Four Weddings and a Funeral, Adam Sandler vehicle The Wedding Singer, and, most recently, 2011’s Bridesmaids.
Table 19 is the latest movie to take what should be a day of wedded bliss and milk it for belly laughs. It’s written by Jay and Mark Duplass, the brothers who launched the critically-acclaimed comedy-drama Togetherness last year on HBO, and directed by Spellbound‘s Jeffrey Blitz.
He reunites with his Rocket Scientist star Anna Kendrick, who plays Eloise, a wedding guest seated at the table furthest away from the bride and groom. Her crime? Two weeks earlier she got dumped by the brother of the bride (Wyatt Russell, a.k.a. the son of Kurt Russell and Goldie Hawn).
Also relegated to the dreaded random table are fellow “losers” Lisa Kudrow (uh, Friends), Craig Robinson (Get On Up), June Squibb (Nebraska), Stephen Merchant (Hello Ladies), and Tony Revolori (The Grand Budapest Hotel).
So what happens next? Do they rise up from their shackles to demand better seating? An extra slice of wedding cake? Or is there potential for romance in the form of another rather handsome wedding guest?
Table 19 is due out January 20, 2017.Read More