(Enough Said 93 mins. PG-13 (crude language and sexaul content.) Cast: Julia Louis-Dreyfus, James Gandolfini, Christopher Nicholas Smith, Kathleen Rose Perkins,Tracey Fairaway,Catherine KeenerToni Collette,Ben Falcone,Eve Hewson,Tavi Gevinson. Written and directed by Nicole Holofcener.Fox Searchligth Pictures)
All summer long we have been assaulted with testoterone loaded smash em up blockbusters that often weren’t worthy of the amount of money thrown at them, either in production or at the box office. Thank God, now that the adolescent season is over we can get back to real cinema.
Enough Said is one of those movies as enjoyable as a warm Sunday afternoon. Eva (Julia Louis Dreyfuss) is a divorced mother working as a masseuse and worried about her daugther leaving for college soon. She meets Albert (James Gandolfini) at a party and they start dating. One of her clients and budding friend Marianne (Catherine Keener) seems perfect except for her rants about her boorish, fat, ex husband which causes Eva to doubt her romance with Albert. The whole cast is note perfect. Dreyfuss surprised me with the depth of her performance as she always struck me as lightweight and snarky in her TV roles.Gandolfini showed he could play a sweetie as well as a mafioso. The film is sharp and funny as it depictsß the messiness of making a relationship work.