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It could have been such a nice party. Because actually Eloise (Anna Kendrick) should be standing at the altar next to her best friend at her wedding. But then her boyfriend Teddy (Wyatt Russell), the bride's brother, breaks up with her shortly before the wedding. And now she is no longer a bridesmaid either, but sits at the back table at the celebration, where all unpleasant guests are deported. There Eloise meets a colorful group of strangers, between whom a kind of community of convenience is formed in the course of the celebration. But in the course of the day, some secrets are revealed at table 19 and the already gloomy mood at the table threatens to be overturned for good. But then the events take an unexpected turn - also for Eloise…
"Table 19 - Liebe ist fehl am Platz" is a light comedy, which sometimes is silly and rough, then again surprisingly quiet and thoughtful sounds strikes. Responsible for this are director Jeffrey Blitz and his co-authors Mark and Jay Duplass. The brothers have already perfected this mixture of comedy and drama in their own directorial work "Baghead" or "Jeff, who still lives at home", but also in the series "Togetherness" they created. The main story about Eloise and her secret, which led her to the wedding despite the separation from Teddy, isn't the strongest aspect of the movie, though. Because this storyline is very predictable and full of clichés.
These are not implemented too exaggeratedly, but are also not really exciting. The real attraction of the story comes from the mixture of adorably quirky characters who were deported to table 19. Whether the young Renzo, who has finally got over his puberty and is desperately looking for his first love - or at least the first time. Or the somewhat oversized Walter who steps from one grease cup to the next. And then there's Jo, the former nanny of the bride, and the couple Jerry and Bina, whose relationship seems to be in such a state of flux that she could be broken by the events of that day.
Jeffrey Blitz has staged an entertaining drama, which has a few lengths and unpleasant moments of alien shame, but also several funny or simply beautiful scenes to offer. A nice indie comedy, which doesn't reinvent the wheel, but which offers exactly what you can expect from a movie of this genre. And for that there is a clear one: Worth seeing!
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