Rough Night (2017)

Love that this film is so different from the stereotypical comedies nowadays. It has some dark humour in it, especially because of the plot, but it is brilliantly different and enjoyable. Things escalate and escalate, get crazier and crazier, somethings I expected, many shocking moments I didn’t expect to happen at all – all throws in with the comedy and drama of the rough night. I have to admit, the escalation of the film, made it more feel like a drama than a comedy, but there were moments I did laugh, even if it’s rather morbid. The way they react to everything makes the comedy. Nevertheless, it isn’t a film alike to many others, it’s contrasts in characteristics are brilliant, to get to know characters that aren’t always used in films.

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I wouldn’t say this is a film to watch for the cast however. Obviously Scarlett Johansson stands out as the star of the film and she is definitely the best in it. And obviously a recognisable actress is Demi Moore, although her character was definitely of a certain humour, if it was comical? Then there’s Zoë Kravitz, who I recognise but can’t really place where from. Then I also recognised minor characters, such as Colton Haynes from ‘Teen Wolf’, or the Vulture in ‘Brooklyn Nine-Nine’, Dean Winters. I wouldn’t say this is a film of big stars, but regardless, they all are great, whether they are known or not! I probably should mention that ‘Rough Night’ is definitely for older ages. There’s drugs, sex references, lots of swearing. So yeah, a film for older ages.

If you haven’t seen this film advertised then you probably don’t even know what it is about. So here’s a little run-through. Jess (Scarlett Johansson), a politician in mid-campaign, is getting married. Her very protective freshman roommate Alice (Jillian Bell), plans a weekend for her best friend’s bachelorette party in Miami. Accompanying them are previous girlfriends, Blair (Zoë Kravitz) and Frankie (Ilana Glazer). The four of them concludes best friends from college. Finally is Jess’ friend from Australia, Pippa (Kate McKinnon); an unexpected guest that, to say the least, Alice doesn’t appreciate. Things start to go horrendously wrong when they accidentally kill a male stripper… Like I said, things massively escalate. Meanwhile, husband-to-be Peter (Paul W. Downs) panics when a phone call from his fiancé has some major miscommunication issues.

Rough Night - phone call

‘Rough Night’ is a film of an extreme bachelorette party that has gone majorly wrong. The actresses are great and it’s good to see such a different film of where women behave badly. It is a film for older ages and is extremely inappropriate at many times. What do you think they do when they accidentally kill a male stripper in a house mostly made of glass on a bachelorette vacation while drunk and high?

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The Croods (2013)

I do have to admit that this is an animation that does stand as different to many others out there. It is about cavemen, and before the world came as we knew it. It’s about change and the discovery of new things. It’s also about the ability to not be afraid, to be fearless and chase the light. If you hadn’t guessed… of course it’s moralistic! But it’s a great kids film, a fun family film in fact.

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Meet the Croods! First of all, the father, Grug (Nicholas Cage). He lives a life of rules to stay safe. Rules such as “never not be afraid”, “fears keep us alive” and “new is always bad”. He paints a life (literally on the walls of the cave) to his family of the world as a place to die, they must not leave the cave, only to get food and go straight back. But when his cave is broken, they all must venture out into the world. Grug is the one stuck in his ways, finding it difficult to explore and desperate to keep his family safe the only way he knows, in a cave. To say the least, he is overprotective, but he becomes a character that is heart-warming and he only does everything he does to keep his beloved family safe and sound. His wife, Ugga (Catherine Keener), she understands the troubles of the world, she understands the rules, she also just wants to keep her family safe. But she’s the more understanding of the needs to change. Ugga is a loving mum, but she’s not so much of a main character, there’s definitely more focus on the others. Thirdly, the Gran (Cloris Leachman). Her comical lines stems from “I’m still alive”, which ultimately brings a downer on Grug, which does come across as comical of course, not in a morbid way! Forth, is one of the main Croods. Voiced by Emma Stone, is Eep. The curious daughter, the girl who wants to explore the world and discover more out of the cave. She’s the one who abandons her father’s rules and leave the cave at night. Her curiosity taking her to discover what fire is, and ultimately meeting another person, someone named Guy. Guy (voiced by the brilliant Ryan Reynolds – actor and animation equally as beautiful), brings in a new world for the Croods. He uses what he calls his brain to create ideas and make solutions out of problems – such as the need for shoes, in which Eep hilariously falls in love with them. He also has a pet, an adorable, brilliant sloth named Belt (also holds his trousers up). The cavemen seem as animals and Guy is portrayed more modern, more relatable for the audience. But the contrast is clever and comical, especially as the Croods are learning or creating things we already know so well. Back to the Croods, there are more. The son, the most hilarious character in the film personally. Thunk (Clark Duke). The young son is loyal to his father, stupid to the point he panics he hasn’t got a brain, he’s clumsy and petrified of everything, his comical one-liners are brilliant and truly stand out as hilarious. Finally, Sandy. The toddler. She’s definitely more animal than child, I think that’s the best way to explain her. She always needs to be chewing something angrily, and she runs aggressively around on her hands and feet. So there, a small introduction to the Croods.

The Croods - Guy and Eep

‘The Croods’ is a film of a family’s new adventure, the discovery of new things while they are running from danger of what they call “the end”. The film brings creatures of all sorts, mixtures of different animals we know now – such as the crocodile looking dog, Douglas, or even the flying turtles. It’s a land of colours and brilliant new creatures to discover, it’s a great children’s film to fall into. The world is changing, the film shows the adaptions the cavemen have to make in order to survive – perhaps the evolution of the world, the movement of the tectonic plates, of earthquakes for example, I’m not sure whether this is actually what is happening, but it does seem to come across that way. Anyway, the moral is that they have to move and change along with the world.

The Croods - family

This kids’ animation film is fun and different. Thunk is hilarious, as are others, especially Grug’s sudden decision to use his brain and come up with his own ideas, including a “snapshot” and a “ride” (on a rock). I would encourage anyone to watch it if they haven’t already. Fall into this family’s old traditions as they are forced to adapt to their surroundings, especially when their surroundings are falling apart. Fall in love with the characters, as different as they are to many others. Discover the new and follow the light.

47 Meters Down (2017)

A new shark horror film, because why not? There’s been loads, of course the classic ‘Jaws‘ is always one to spring to mind first. Then there’s the older (and definitely most fake) ‘Deep Blue Sea’, and you cannot forget the newer of them, ‘The Shallows‘. 2017 brings another, ’47 Meters Down’ or ‘In The Deep’ because I’m not entirely convinced I know which one is actually the real title. We all know sharks make a good villain in horror films, if done correctly and convincingly, and this film definitely did that! The predators of the sea are viscous and blood-thirsty, they linger in the darkness and a good director knows how to get the audience’s hearts racing to the unknown position of the shark.

We’ve learnt the effective way of using a camera underwater and using it from the position of a shark, or maybe not from a shark at all, creates a tension and thrill in audiences so brilliantly – this of course dominant in Stephen Spielberg’s ‘Jaws’. This is also seen in this film, although with the plot it’s obvious that this would happen, but still the camera positioning is extremely effective in creating that horror feeling. Additionally, music is key. There’s no classic du un duuuu nuu in this film, but the music definitely builds more tension and horror to the film. Now we just need some convincing and realistic actors/actresses, and this is something we definitely have in this film too. The two main protagonists, sisters but polar opposite in personalities, stand out amazingly in this film. They are recognisable (of course) as Mandy Moore and Claire Holt. Mandy Moore recognisable in films such as the voice of Rapunzel in ‘Tangled’, or the main protagonist in the beautiful drama ‘A Walk To Remember’, or even the bitch in ‘The Princess Diaries’. Then there’s Claire Holt, probably more recognisable in TV programmes (well she is to me anyway), as one of the original mermaids of ‘H2O’ or even one of the vampires in ‘The Vampire Diaries’ or the spin-off ‘The Originals’. Nevertheless, both are great actresses and play the part extremely well in this film. Moore plays Lisa, the more sensible one of the sisters, she’s just been left by a long-time boyfriend who said she was too boring, but from the film we know she’s definitely not. Holt plays the more daring sister, Kate, the brave one, the one to do anything for a bit of fun, however this is apparent to be quite wreckless. The sisters are completely different, yet both are great and become characters to love in the film. 

So what actually happens if you don’t know? While on vacation in Mexico, the sisters meet two men on a night out, soon they are persuaded to venture out the next day to the deep blue sea and enter a cage and watch the great white sharks around them. The boys do it first, successfully as they have so many times before, but when the girls are in the cage something goes wrong. From the beginning you know everything seems a bit shady, things seem suspicious, maybe I’m more like Lisa, paranoid it’s something too unsafe in the first place, whereas Kate was eager to go, a new adventure to discover. Things that go wrong are predominantly no ones fault, but the cage sinks, breaking the rope that was going to take the girls back up, but nope, they head down, down, down, 47 meters down if you couldn’t guess. There’s a multitude of problems that creates tension in this film, not just the sharks, which is horrible because you don’t know where they are, but also they’re oxygen levels are going low, they can’t swim to the top without stopping at five minute intervals or nitrogen will hit the brain, and of course they are unprotected in water, in the freezing cold water – the more they panic the less air they will get. Oh and on top of all that, they are just out of reach of the signal to talk to the top of the water to the people in the boat. So a lot of things are adding up for these two young women 47 meters deep in the ocean. So to be honest, there’s a lot of things that add to the tension, just in the plot alone.

’47 Meters Down’ was definitely thrilling, a great horror. There were moments I had to look away, the suspense of not knowing where the shark was was petrifying. Yeah, maybe the shark was around as much as realistic effects go in the film, but to be honest, that wasn’t on my mind in the film, there was always the possibility of one showing up. So yeah, there weren’t actually as many attacks of the shark than I would have thought, but the suspense of it being out there was enough to create the horror in the film. The inevitable fact that they would have to get out the cage was annoyingly terrifying, survival instincts kicking in and that they would have to try save themselves with oxygen low. Especially with the many other issues they had underwater as well. It is a film you are watching in real time, the time that went in the film was the time you were watching it for. This added to the tension even more and made it feel even more real. Very clever. I would definitely recommend this film, its cleverly thrilling and definitely a good shark horror film.

Smurfs: The Lost Village (2017)

This is an animation of stupid humour and silly giggling moments, but that’s definitely not a bad thing! It is a comical easy-watch. Firstly I should mention, ‘Smurfs: The Lost Village’ isn’t connected to the first two Smurfs films; they’ve changed the actors and director, plus the film looks very different, more modernised, oh and there’s no humans in this film, it’s just a full on normal kids’ animation film.

The new voices of this Smurfs are great! From Katy Perry to Demi Lovato, Smurfette is very much the centre of this new film. ‘Smurfs: The Lost Village’ revolves around the only girl smurf trying to find her purpose. She realises she is extremely different to all the other boy smurfs, unable to be one characteristic, she feels alone and tries to find what her purpose is. Taking Hefty (Joe Manganiello), Clumsy (Jack McBrayer) and Brainy (Danny Pudi) with her, Smurfette goes on an adventure to discover whether the myths of the lost village are in fact true. Leaving behind the amazing Papa Smurf (Mandy Patinkin – aka ‘Criminal Minds’ one and only Jason Gideon), the four smurfs race Gargamel (Rainn Wilson – aka Dwight Schrute) experiencing a new world away from the safe one they know so well. This world opens up to new creatures, such as a glow in the dark bunnies which also neigh… The new world is colourful and creative, creating a fun world for the audience.

Smurfs: The Lost Village - Dragonflies

For me, Clumsy stands out as the main source of comedy in the film. He is definitely my favourite, brilliant silly humour that did make me laugh. There is of course much love for Papa Smurf as well. One of the new things nowadays seems to be the fan of the slow-motion effects, and it has been transferred into animation with ‘Smurfs: The Lost Village’. This film definitely shows it’s new age with Smurfs taking selfies. Additionally, the film has many creative moments where it stands as an animation. I will explain, for example, there were many added effects onto Monty the bird, especially when it crashes into something, the effects of sounds that wouldn’t actually be seen but are in this. Ultimately this all just adds to the humour of the film, but that is the humour that it is. Comedy also definitely comes from the duo of Gargamel and Azrael, the cat; a duo worth mentioning. So yeah, I do admit, this film did make me giggle.

Smurfs: The Lost Village - Gargamel

There are many other great guest voices that are recognisable. Now, IMDb says Meghan Trainer is in it, but I completely missed that… Baker Smurf is voiced by the one and only chef Gordon Ramsay. Farmer Smurf is voiced by comedian Jeff Dunham. Grouchy Smurf is Jake Johnson aka Nick Miller (obviously!). There is also additional voices of Ellie Kemper and Julia Roberts (who voices a brilliant character).

I did have an issue with this film. Maybe I was reading more into than intended or you think it’s far-fetched, but it’s definitely not an opinion with no means. My issue is based round the fact that the boy smurfs are named after their only characteristic – which apparently they have to stick to. This was fine, I get why they did this, that’s what made the smurfs the smurfs, they were different through their dominant characteristic. But it becomes a bit derogatory when they are classed under not being able to learn anything else and that’s all they can do. Don’t get me wrong, there is one boy smurf able to do something other than his characteristic, but when they put this against the girl smurfs they meet, they can do everything and they are never classed by what they can or can’t do. Just saying, seems a bit offensive to men, but maybe I’m reading too much into it.

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Overall, it is a fun adventure film. I wouldn’t say it’s the best animation I’ve ever seen, but it is what it is and to be honest it did make me laugh. I do think, however, without Clumsy this film would be a loss, but he is there so that’s not an issue. It’s an easy watch film of the Smurfs on an adventure, discovering a new world, a new land. Watch this film to discover the world of the Smurfs in a new light and a new journey.

The Mummy (2017)

Firstly, if I’m going to be honest, I was going to avoid this film. I was going to refuse to watch it. But some part of me just wanted to know if it was different to the previous Mummy films. Thankfully it was very different. It did have some similarities, for example the accidental rise of an ancient Egyptian mummy, also the mummy then bringing so much destruction on the world and feeding off humans to gain their strength back. But other than that, gratefully it differs. Different characters and a different plot, a different mummy and completely different agendas on their minds. I have so much love for the first Mummy film which came out in 1999, that and the second one, I think they’re both great film, no brilliant films – nothing can beat Rick O’Connell and his relationship with Evelyn, nor can it beat the brilliantly comical Jonathan. I don’t know whether this 2017 Mummy is better than the first because they are so different, it’s hard to judge them off each other when they contrast so distinctly. But I have to say this is a good thing, 100% a good thing, if they even tried to remake the first Mummy it would be awful and never should be done. That film stands alone as brilliance and stands as that. Anyway, back to the 2017 one, because that’s what this review is about…

The Mummy 2017 - Nick

Another reason I wasn’t sold on the film beforehand, was Tom Cruise. I’m not a big fan, don’t really know why because in honesty I haven’t seen many of his films, but that’s just the way. Nevertheless, I put my hands down and admit he was very good in ‘The Mummy’. Besides, it’s not just Tom Cruise in the film. Yes, he does play the main protagonist Nick, but we also have Sofia Boutella, playing the villainous mummy, Russell Crowe playing the character of Dr Henry Jekyll (yes, they intertwined Jekyll and Hyde as the doctor of the science of evil, and yes it’s cleverly brilliant!), they also had Annabelle Wallis as Jenny Halsey and finally, the best Nick Miller from ‘New Girl’ aka Jake Johnson as Vail. I have to admit it look me a while getting used to Jake Johnson calling Tom Cruise’s character Nick – I know that’s his name, but Nick will always be Nick from ‘New Girl’, and why would Nick be saying his own name to someone else? Sorry… Anyway, my point was, I’m not the biggest fan of Tom Cruise, but he did play his character well in this and that cannot be ignored. Additionally, the rest of the cast is also brilliant, all played excellently and you become absorbed into the whole film. Especially, the mummy, Ahmanet, she is brilliant (and obviously Jake Johnson – but I think I made that point with the obsession of ‘New Girl’).

The Mummy 2017 - Nick and Vail

This Mummy film is incredibly thrilling, actually quite scary at times, definitely some jump scares. Graphics are phenomenal, everything looks realistic and believable, even if it’s an ancient mummy returning from the dead. Well this mummy returning from a tomb in the ground, a pool of mercury and a sarcophagus, easy enough right? It is when Vail orders an airstrike which fires a missile into the ground above the tomb, and Jenny’s curiosity about ancient Egypt brings them into the tomb. Then Nick firing at the ropes keeping the mummy down, ultimately bringing her up. Then from there, to say the least, Ahmanet’s power extends to controlling Nick, as he is chosen to take the place of the God of Death. The film is full of action and thrilling moments – there were definitely moments I was scared, maybe I’m a wimp, but I was gripped into the film and couldn’t stop watching it. The best thing? I could never have guessed the ending, it wasn’t something to imagine, therefore the film went the way of the unknown for the audience. It was brilliant.

The Mummy 2017 - Ahmanet

In summary, this is a brilliant thrilling film. It was full of action and intrigue. It had so much too it, and the characters (and cast) were great. I was absorbed into the film, loving that it differed from the original Mummy. So in conclusion, thankfully this is not a let-down and don’t be worried to watch it if you’re a fan of the first ones like me! Go and experience the ancient life of Ahmanet and why she turned to the darkness, the depth of the villain is most definitely there to understand.

Power Rangers (2017)

Ok so first off, I have to admit a couple of things. This isn’t going to be a review comparing to the many other franchises of the Power Rangers, personally I’ve never seen any before this one. This is most definitely a review from an amateur on the subject. I don’t know whether this copies other episodes or follows a similar story line from before, so I’m going to judge the film standing alone – just as I watched it. So if you’re a super fan, I apologise.

To be honest with no knowledge of the previous merchandises of the Power Rangers craze, I actually really enjoyed this film. I wouldn’t say it’s the best film I’ve ever seen, not in a long shot and it is definitely not the best superhero film I’ve seen either (personally Marvel holds that down), but I cannot say it is the worst either. I enjoyed the film and I was drawn into it, feeling extremely intrigued and isn’t that the point of a film that you want to continue watching? As someone who knows nothing of the Power Rangers, I was completely shocked how the plot line was actually going to go, I had no expectations and maybe that was a good thing. Perhaps for those who loved Power Rangers, this film might be a no-go, or it could be all it thought to be. But anyway, it was much more action-involved than I thought and I definitely appreciated that. ‘Power Rangers’ is very dramatic and paints a new world for the audience, one of science-fiction – but the best thing, you can easily go along with this new world with the characters, as they acted in realistic ways, rejected this new power they’ve been chosen for, just in ways anybody would; this made it much easier to come to grips with this new idea.

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If you’re like me and have no idea what this 1990s show was even about (I googled that it was a show in the 1990s), then here are the basics of the film. Five teenagers end up being in the same place at once, none of them actually knowing each other well, in this place they are chosen to be the Power Rangers. Five teenagers, five colours – Red, Pink, Blue, Black and Yellow. The Red Ranger is supposedly the leader of the group, this is Jason (Dacre Montgomery). He’s the star quarterback, the stereotypical teenage boy in so many movies, yet he screws up and decides to put a cow in a locker room and ends up caught by the police rebelling against what he stood for. Jason is a character I appreciated, he had a lot of depth to him which made him a character to want to watch. Next, Pink, Kimberly (Naomi Scott), she’s quite hard to explain… She ends up in detention after punching a boy in the face, this ultimately leads for her friends to cut her out – in a very stereotypical way that girls apparently do, starting with cutting them out of the picture… literally. I couldn’t say that I was that invested in Kimberly, because I didn’t really understand her. More information is told throughout the film but again it doesn’t really add up to much. In simple terms, I think she’s a character lost in herself, but conflicted by the things she has done. That’s all I can really say about her to be honest. The Blue Ranger is my favourite, Billy (RJ Cyler). He is played incredibly well carrying the film. He is loyal and such an amazing character to be appreciated, he makes you laugh with honesty, but also you feel all of his emotions and understand him. He definitely stands out as the best Power Ranger, to say the least! Next, the Black Ranger, Zack (Ludi Lin). He’s painted at the dare-devil type, the crazy one, the one to run off and see how far he can jump, he seems to show no fear. But he has another side to him which is shown later in the film and this is touching and makes him a character to like as well. Finally, Yellow, Trini (played by Becky G!). She’s very much the secretive character at the beginning, she hardly talks, mostly just seen running off, described only as “crazy girl”. But as the film goes on she adds more and more to her character and you get to understand her more.

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Basically, these five teenagers are warped into this new sci-fi world where they are superheroes and are supposed to destroy the woman declaring to ruin the world (of course!). But all in about eleven days – they have to accept who they are, train and be able to morph, something they struggle with straight away. With guidance from a face in a wall and a talking robot called Alpha 5, the whole film is a build-up to the big fight to kill the villain, and to say the least, it is definitely a big fight and lasts a long time – thankfully because I hate films where it’s all the build-up and when it actually comes to it, it’s easy and quick… Boring! ‘Power Rangers’ big fight in the end, honestly, does escalate to ‘really???’, but it’s a sci-fi and you do end up going along with it all.

A good film needs a good villain. And this film definitely has a good villain, actually a brilliant one. You don’t really understand her or her motives to why she’s acting the way she is, that is a bit of a bummer, but nevertheless she is played amazingly well. Rita Repulsa is played by the excellent Elizabeth Banks, and she does make her extremely intriguing to watch and appreciate as the antagonist of the film.

Power Rangers - Rita

Overall, I enjoyed the film. It was full of action, some light humour and even some heart-felt moments, leaving me a bit heart-broken at one time. The special effects are phenomenal, throwing you straight in with the great tense graphics of a car crash. I also loved the camera positions, it made it different and really flowed in the film. Not going to lie to you though, you watch a lot of the film in the trailer, which is a shame. Anyway, it was an enjoyable action superhero movie, and if you think that would be a movie for you, then go and see what’s happening in Angel Grove when five acquaintances just happen to be at the same place at the same time.

Table 19 (2017)

I’ve been saying lately that trailers at the minute seem to have no mystery, seem to have no element of the unknown. It seems to be that you watch a trailer and you watch the whole film, and I’ve hated it! But I am so happy to say that this trailer definitely did not do that. To be honest, I thought it was doing that and I was going to know everything that would happen from what I was watching from the trailer, but no. You are deceived and that is what is missing from trailers now-a-days.

Firstly, this is not a romantic comedy. I wasn’t sure what I was expecting, but I have to state straight off, this is more of a drama, but still does have light humour. Moments of slight comedy, moments of heart-warming, heart-breaking, some very moving moments – I may have nearly cried… This is definitely a film I didn’t expect, nothing seems as it is. I was constantly shocked by things revealed throughout the film. I loved that about the film, it really did make it so much better!

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Anyway, what is it even about? One wedding, one wedding day, many tables. The main protagonist is the brilliant Anna Kendrick, she plays the bitter ex-girlfriend, the heart-broken and understandably mad drop-out maid of honour, Eloise. She’s the ex-girlfriend of the best man, Teddy (Wyatt Russell); the oldest friend of the bride, Francie (Rya Meyers). The girl who was dropped from Table 1 to the last, Table 19. The table nearest to the bathrooms, the one furthest away from Table 1. Table 19 is the table of the “randoms”. There’s the bickering married couple, Bina and Jerry Kepp (played by the amazing Lisa Kudrow (obviously Phoebe from ‘Friends’) and Craig Robinson). To be honest, Bina was definitely not my favourite character, although I did quite like Jerry, both played well of course! Next, Nanny Jo (June Squibb), the first nanny of the bride – this woman is amazing in this film, she is a fabulous addition, such a great character. Then there’s the younger man, Renzo (Tony Revolori). He’s socially awkward, he tries a bit too hard to get attention (mostly failing), and he’s extremely reliant on his mother who constantly calls with her own personalised ringtone and a caller ID of the “mothership”. Finally, the man who you never really understand until he says who he is himself. This is Walter (Stephen Merchant). He comes across a bit odd and secretive, obviously lying at personal questions about himself, but as the film goes on he becomes more of a character you get to know and you quickly understand he is easily manipulated, which does become comical. All the characters are appreciated, they all definitely bring a different element to the film, and subsequently they are all given the same about of screen time, it definitely isn’t a film all about Anna Kendrick’s character (even if quite a bit about her).

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I loved the way things were revealed at the beginning, the things the audience need to understand to not be confused in the film – because it does go straight into the wedding right off. To show the other randoms who Eloise was to the bride, she shows off by explaining every table, not only to the rest of Table 19 but to us as well. In a short amount of time you surprisingly get a lot of information on characters. Although, that is hardly anything to what is actually happening, and there is so much depth. A lot is said without it actually being said, but then again, suspicions are confirmed in dialect. It is very clever how everything was secretive, it made the audience become more absorbed into the characters, wanting to know more about them, because when you think you know the information you need to know, more is revealed. It definitely reflects the reality of life, the reality that everyone has their own personal things going on, yet society points them as something else when actually other things are quiet behind closed doors. The whole film reflected a reality, it broke down film walls of good and evil, characters were not flawless, no character was perfect. There were things to like and dislike in most characters, their lives and this day was unexpected for them and the audience. It was great to see this difference to so many other films.

Table 19 - Eloise, Renzo, Jo, Walter

This drama was brilliant, it was inviting and rocky. To be honest, this film is just of one day and actually not that much happens, but so much is revealed and so much is said about these characters that you become invested in them all. It is a clever real-life film. This film is truly beautiful and I really enjoyed it. At one table of randoms, unlikely friends will develop.