Parents' Guide to

Table 19

By S. Jhoanna Robledo, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

Strong cast, weak story in comedy with some racy bits.

Movie PG-13 2017 87 minutes
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age 15+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 16+

Slightly underrated

I would give it a 3.5 if I could. When I see a movie with a score of 20% I think of a movie I walk away regretting that I even watched it, this movie wasnt that bad. I was looking for a rom com that wasnt so cheesy and predictable and this movie fit that. It didnt fit into the usual classic rom com box but it was comical, unpredictable, (albeit at times a bit heavy), but overrall had a satisfying rom-comy ending that I can deal with. Not everything the movie introduced actually had a pay off which can be a bit annoying but if youre looking for a rom com that is slightly different than most and you can handle a bit of awkward seriousness interspersed throughout you wont be disappointed and at least its not nearly as predictable as most movies these days. Just my personal opinion!
age 14+

Good but definitely for over 14

Adult themes, strong language, drugs/alcohol, sex talk. good movie for anyone mature enough to enjoy though, has its funny parts.

This title has:

Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking

Is It Any Good?

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This comedy is gifted with an interesting (and in a few cases, brilliant) cast, but it's a disappointment -- the players are in dire need of a better script. Though there are flashes of ingenuity in Table 19 -- the very idea of making a film about people placed at the least desirable table at a wedding is one of them, as is a red-herring plot point about a new love that ends up resolving differently -- it doesn't deliver on its promise. The motley crew at the heart of the film doesn't quite gel (with the exception of Kudrow and Robinson, who have great chemistry and should do a movie or TV series on their own), and the reasons they've been deemed lowest-guests-on-the-wedding-totem-pole aren't all that compelling.

Plus, Table 19 tries too hard to be eccentric. Walter and Renzo specifically feel added on for no reason other than to be quirky. And the message about love and marriage feels vague at best. What is it trying to say? That love is messy? We already knew that. That couples sometimes don't seem like they fit? Again, not all that surprising. That weddings collect the most random list of guests? See: Four Weddings and a Funeral, which did this much better. Except for its premise and standout performances from Kendrick and Kudrow, Table 19 leaves viewers aching for a happily ever after.

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