Table for Five

1983

Drama / Romance

192
IMDb Rating 6 10 617

Synopsis


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Cast

Jon Voight as J. P. Tannen
Kevin Costner as George Blackledge
Millie Perkins as Kathleen
Richard Crenna as Mitchell
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1.09 GB
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English 2.0
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23.976 fps
122 min
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Movie Reviews

Reviewed by Keetoo 10 / 10 / 10

My Favorite Jon Voight Movie

If you've never seen, or even heard of this movie before you must give it a chance. I saw this movie when it was new and I have never forgotten how it touched me. It is a little dated now, but you forget when you get into the characters and the plot of the story. Without spoiling anything I must say that there is one scene where Mr. Voight absolutely rivets you to your seat with emotion and it is very memorable. Gets me every time. Richard Crenna has a most difficult role as the husband of Jon Voight's ex-wife. You want to keep your sympathy with Voight, but you understand Crenna's point of view as well.. I am not aware if Mr. Voight was ever nominated for any award from his performance this picture, but if not he surly should have been. This is my favorite Jon Voight movie!

Reviewed by gab-14712 10 / 10 / 10

An Emotional, Underseen Film!

I can guarantee that ninety percent of my readers here have not seen this tear-jerking melodrama 1983's Table for Five, yet alone heard of it. Hopefully after reading my kind words, you will be somewhat intrigued by this movie. When doing my research for the film, I was shocked to see how vastly underrated the movie is. There are only a few reviews on Rotten Tomatoes, hardly any information on Wikipedia or Google-hardly anything out there in this vast Internet landscape. Then, why on earth is this movie so good? Sure, maybe some folks will say the movie is just a predictable Lifetime TV movie, but honestly it is much more than that. There are some elements that makes this film seem destined for the television at times, but to me it is much more than that. I consider the movie to be an honest, emotional portrayal about fatherhood and family. Directed by Robert Lieberman, this film is about a man named J.P Tannen (Jon Voight) who fails at being father and has not been quality alone time with his three children in over four years. He is given permission by his ex-wife Marie (Marie-Christine Barrault) and her new husband, Mitchell (Richard Crenna) to take the kids on a cruise in the Mediterranean. J.P loves his kids, Tilde (Roxana Zal), Truman-Paul (Robby Kiger), and Trung (Son Hoang Bui). However, it is clear that fatherhood is not one of his strong points. During the cruise, an emotional, life-altering tragedy strikes. This tragedy will allow J.P to figure out what went wrong and how he be a better father in the future. The performances in the film are honest and extremely realistic. Jon Voight gives a fantastic, heart-breaking portrayal of a father who means well, but cannot express that sentiment in a believable manner. For an actor of his caliber, his performance definitely goes under the radar. I was very impressed with the children actors. Casting children without any experience can often be problematic, but I was relieved that is not the case here. These children gave their best, especially Roxana Zal. Credit needs to be given to Richard Crenna as well. The actor, known for his role in First Blood, gives a steely performance as the stepfather. The movie tries to show how hard being a stepfather is, especially in the wake of tragedy. Also, a fun note, but keep an eye out for Kevin Costner-who portrays a newlywed on the cruise. I really did not know what I was expecting with the movie. On paper, this seems like an overly sappy Lifetime movie with the design to force tears out of you. As expected, those tears did come. What was unexpected were those natural tears. The movie hits you hard, much harder than I came to anticipate. Although my first thought was Lifetime movie, I knew it had to be more than that. Jon Voight in his prime, cinematography by Vilmos Zsigmond, editing by Michael Kahn-who has edited most of Steven Spielberg's movies. Luckily, their talents are not wasted here. I also liked how the film was only shot on location-in places like Rome and Egypt. This is a movie that no one knows about, so go ahead and check this movie out. It's an emotional, hard-hitting drama with an underrated Jon Voight performance. My Grade: A-

Reviewed by itaught34 10 / 10 / 10

One of the Underated Best

TABLE FOR FIVE is a superior example of overlooked filmmaking. The story is poignant and compelling, Jon Voight ia terrific in a role prior to his character stage. His portrayal of a far from perfect father, not wholeheartedly trying to change his demeanor, is realistic and sensitive. Richard Crenna, far from the Walter Denton of "Our Miss Brooks" days, gives an excellent performance as a less charismatic, but especially decent man in a difficult position. The three child actors are equally empathetic and effective. This is a type of movie some critics mistakenly dismiss, but the rest of us appreciate..

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