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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. Written by
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When Eloise is talking to Teddy, alone in their first argument about him being "a ridiculous father" (as he interpreted her point of view which caused the break-up), he has a string of his hair hanging on this forehead. Every so often there is another take where he doesn't have it hanging on his forehead, after they switch back and forth from Eloise, back to Teddy. See more »
I confess I find weddings tedious at the best of times but we always go with a sense of optimism.
Anna Kendrick's character was clearly on the fence about attending but decided to be brave and attend. She is seated at the table of people who were surprised to get an invitation and we learn that she is the best man's ex-girlfriend and former Maid of Honour for this event.
Nobody beautiful, rich or influential is at table 19. It turns out they are all at a turning point in their lives and the story evolves about their various crisis.
These people are all amazing in their on right and their stories are interesting (far more interesting than any the beautiful people have).#
The soundtrack is well chosen and the spark of sensuality provided when Huck and Eloise dance is well done.
The wedding isn't dressed up as a great event - its an ordinary American wedding and thankfully, there is a limited amount of it.
I can't recommend it highly enough, in a time when films have no script at all
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