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Enough Said

This smart and decidedly modern romantic comedy from indie stalwart Nicole Holofcener (Please Give, Friends with Money) follows the misadventures of a divorcée embarking on a new relationship. Here Holofcener continues her perennial collaboration with Catherine Keener (Please Give, A Late Quartet), as well as enlisting two iconic television talents: Julia Louis- Dreyfus (Seinfeld, Veep); and the late James Gandolfini (The Sopranos), in one of his final screen roles.In a typically delightful role, Louis-Dreyfus plays Eva, a divorced soonto- be empty nester who makes her living as a massage therapist. One night at a party, she meets the sweetly affable Albert (Gandolfini), a television archivist with a college-bound daughter of his own. After a promising first date, the two pursue a tender courtship. But while Albert is warm and witty, Eva remains wary; the baggage of her failed marriage impedes her from full commitment. So too does her growing friendship with fellow divorcée Marianne (Keener), who seems quite comfortable in her bitterness.

Discovering how Holofcener resolves this fraught scenario is one of the deeper pleasures of Enough Said. That the film’s resolution feels so truthful speaks to her uncompromising devotion to her characters and their thorny emotional lives—and to her cast’s equal determination to bring honest, messy details to their performances. Cast against type, Gandolfini is especially marvelous here, providing a poignant reminder of the loss his premature passing represents.



CRITICAL NOTES

"What a treat it is to discover a totally new actor inside one we already loved. And how sad to know we won’t see that from him again." - Joe Neumaier, New York Daily News

"Holofcener delivers her most confident character comedy to date - a work of deceptively informal mastery - and Gandolfini's gentle performance just about breaks your heart." - Ty Burr, Boston Globe

"I can't say enough about the way "Enough Said" keeps its scintillating sense of humor as it grows deeper and more affecting." - Joe Morgenstern, Wall Street Journal


FILM INFORMATION

Director: Nicole Holofcener
Cast: Julia Louis-Dreyfus, James Gandolfini, Catherine Keener
Year: 2013
Runtime: 93 minutes
Country: USA
Language: English
Distributor: Fox Searchlight


Ratings: ON NR / BC NR / AB NR / SK NR / MB NR / QC NR / Maritmes NR

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