It’s a shame there aren’t more movies like Enough Said. It’s
a touching (and truly hilarious) comedy with moments of drama about people who
are actual adults—people with children and responsibilities and jobs—and not
just assholes who work in graphic design.
Julia Louis-Dreyfus is wonderful as Eva, a divorced mother and
massage therapist who has had trouble meeting men that she likes enough to go
out with more than once. Her equal is James Gandolfini as Albert, who has a
similar problem. In fact, they meet at a party and claim not to be attracted to
each other, but Albert gets Eva’s number from a friend and she goes out with
him. To her surprise, she has a great time.
If you’ve seen the trailer, you know that Eva ends up treating
Albert’s ex-wife, Marianne (Catherine Keener), and that causes trouble. The trouble
is predictable and the results are, too, but the movie has such a pleasant and
easygoing time getting there, it doesn’t much matter. Watching Enough Said
is like watching a movie about a good, goofy friend and hoping it works out for
her. Louis-Dreyfus cements the idea that she can do any type of comedy, and Gandolfini
is utterly charming and real.
by Nicole Holofcener
Julia Louis-Dreyfus and James Gandolfini
Santa Fe Reporter
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