Saturday, November 16, 2013

MINI-REVIEW: Enough Said

Enough Said

Julia Louis-Dreyfus,
James Gandolfini


September 20, 2013

Nicole Holofcener

Fox Searchlight Pictures

1 hour 33 minutes



Back in June, the world lost a truly great talent in Mr. James Gandolfini.  Known for his work on the hit HBO show "The Sorpranos," Gandolfini left behind a number of memorable films and shows, as well as a couple of movies that would be released posthumously.  One of those films was "Enough Said," which Gandolfini co-starred in along with the likes of Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Catherine Keener, and Toni Collette.  The film itself has a simple premise: a woman finds out that the man she's dating is the ex-wife of one of her clients.  Normally, this would be passed off as any other romantic comedy with a good heart that's valid for a solid date night.  I mean, there isn't anything really revolutionary about the film's plot or the story whatsoever.  However there are many things in this film that make it better than any other romantic comedy.

Louis-Dreyfus and the late Gandolfini have fantastic chemistry together, and they have great moments of comedy and drama together.  Personally, I saw my parents in the two characters, and I knew when watching it that this would be a perfect date night movie for them.  The other characters in the movie are good, but not really worth talking about much.  The script is fresh, funny, and feels real for the most part, meaning that writer/director Nicole Holofcener made these characters and the situations that they get themselves into very realistic and pretty believable.  "Enough Said" might not be the must see theater experience of the year, but it is a sweet, funny, touching, yet slow at times movie with fantastic performances from Julia Louis-Dreyfus and the late, great James Gandolfini.


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