Everyone loves a good wedding film. Whether it’s a classic such as Four Weddings and a Funeral or a good rom-com like Made of Honour we all love a bit of romance!
Out in cinemas April 7th, Table 19 is a fabulous and fun new wedding flick to add to the list, starring a whole host of comedy talent including Anna Kendrick, Lisa Kudrow and Stephen Merchant.
In the film ex-maid of honour 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.
To celebrate this hot new comedy release we’re looking at the best wedding films you should check out before you see Table 19 in cinemas April 7th.
My Best Friend’s Wedding
In this quintessential romantic comedy, Julia Roberts stars as a Julianne Potter whose friend Michael (Dermot Mulroney) announces he’s set to marry Kimberley (Cameron Diaz) – upon this announcement Julianne realises that she’s in love with her friend and she sets out to break up his relationship before he is due to wed.
Did you know: This wasn’t Julia Roberts’ only wedding film of the 90s, she also starred in the 1999 film Runaway Bride alongside Richard Gere.
The 2005 bromance features the dynamic duo of Owen Wilson and Vince Vaughn accompanied by a star-studded cast including Rachel McAdams and Christopher Walken. John (Wilson) and Jeremy (Vaughn) are two friends who have mastered the craft of wedding crashing in order to win dates and pick up girls. Their routine comes to a halt when they crash a high-profile wedding and Jeremy ends up falling in love with a bridesmaid (McAdams), potentially blowing their cover.
Did you know: The concept for the movie started when producer Andrew Panay received an invitation to a wedding and remembered how he used to crash them in college with a friend.
Katherine Heigl stars as Jane in the 2008 romcom 27 Dresses, a woman who is always a bridesmaid and never a bride. Having been a bridesmaid 27 times, her next position is her hardest yet as she helps her sister to plan her upcoming wedding to the guy that Jane is secretly in love with – her boss.
Did you know: the themed weddings that Jane was bridesmaid for included Western, Vegas, underwater and Gone With The Wind.
The Wedding Singer
Made in the 90s but set in the 80s, Adam Sandler is Robbie – a wedding singer whose fiancé unexpectedly ditches him at his own wedding. In a bid to move on he picks up some more gigs and befriends Julia (Drew Barrymore) who is also set to wed. As their friendship blossoms, sparks start to fly.
Did you know: Adam Sandler was forced by his mother to sing Ringo Starr’s ‘You’re 16’ and Paul McCartney’s ‘Yesterday’ at his sister’s wedding when he was only eleven.
My Big Fat Greek Wedding
My Big Fat Greek Wedding was a sleeper hit in 2002, written by and starring Nia Vardalos. In this culture clash comedy, Vardalos stars as Toula Portokalos a Greek woman finds love with a non-Greek vegetarian teacher Ian (John Corbett), hilarity ensues as the two cultures come together – no thanks to Toula’s OTT Greek family.
Did you know: Toula’s family at the wedding were all played by members of Nia’s real life family.
This 2011 comedy about being a bridesmaid stars some of the best female comedy talents including: Kristen Wiig, Melissa McCarthy, Maya Rudolph, Rose Byrne, Ellie Kemper and Wendi McLendon-Covey. Wiig plays Annie Walker, who has landed the job as maid of honour to her recently engaged best friend Lillian (Rudolph). While Annie tries her best to make everything perfect for her friend, she ends up managing to ruin everything.
Did you know: The engagement party scene was inspired by one of co-writer Annie Mumolo’s personal experiences with arriving to an engagement party.