Okay, I know Table 19 is a slight picture. A bunch of “random” people end up together at the worst table for a wedding reception. They share their individual stories and solve some of their problems together (or don’t) in ways that are predictable (or not).
Let’s call it a transitional romantic comedy — it doesn’t fulfill all of the classical conventions of the genre but, then again, it isn’t fully a revisionist movie either.
Still, I enjoy the realistic elements of stories written by Jay and Mark Duplass (I still wish their TV show Togetherness was coming back on HBO!), Anna Kendrick is customarily terrific, the rest of the cast is good, and there were enough funny and touching moments to keep me entertained.
Great picture? No. Engaging enough? Sure. And, you know, there’s something refreshing about seeing people in movies who look relatively untouched.
Thank you, Lisa Kudrow, for aging gracefully.