Enough Said (2013)

Enough Said (2013) stars Julia Louis-Dreyfus and James Gandolfini in a romantic comedy about two people, probably in their forties, and both with daughters about to leave for college, who meet randomly at a party. Although not initially attracted to each other, they sort of like each other. Julia Louis-Dreyfus plays Eva, a massage therapist, while James Gandolfini plays Albert, a somewhat shlubby fellow who works at a library for classic television — must be a California thing.

The wrinkle in the story is that at the same original party, Eva has also met Marianne, played by Catherine Keener. Marianne and Eve becomes both a friend and a client of Eva. In time, Marianne will tell a lot of stories about her terrible, shlubby ex-husband. Who Eva eventually learns is Albert, but she doesn’t let either Albert or Marianne know. Over a short period of time, all of Marianne’s criticisms began to color the relationship between Eva and Albert, and that’s all I will say about it,

It’s not a bad film. The plot unfortunately does not have much meat to it. The acting skills of both Louis-Dreyfus and Gandolfini (one of his last film roles) carry the movie, because they are both good performers. It’s an innocent rental, and it’s worth spending your time if you’re a fan of either actor. The film also features Toni Collette, FYI.


Enough Said (2013)

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