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Director Jeffrey Blitz hasn’t made a feature film in a decade, and there’s a very good reason why. “Table 19” is his first big screen effort since 2007’s “Rocket Science,” and it’s an attempt to get his helming groove back after years in television, put in command of a screenplay co-conceived by indie golden boys, Jay and Mark Duplass. An overstuffed, undernourished attempt to turn a wedding reception into an intimate character study, “Table 19” isn’t funny and it certainly isn’t profound, stuck in neutral with deeply disturbing, virtually unexplained characterizations and random editing, helping to repeatedly disrupt what initially appears to be a farce, but soon reaches clumsily for something deeper. Blitz is lost here, flailing with terrible scenes, trying to make something meaningful stick with stillborn material and a dead-eyed cast. Read the rest at


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