Enough Said is a new romantic comedy made for old people. A massage therapist meets a man at a party and they start dating. She also meets a new client. Just as she’s starting to fall for the guy, she realizes her client is her boyfriend’s ex-wife.
I said Enough Said is made for old folks because the leads aren’t young pretty people, but rather older pretty people and James Gandolfini in one of his last roles. Julia Louis Dreyfus plays Elaine, I mean Eva, and she makes a cool new friend in Marianne, played by Catherine Keener. They hit it off, and Marianne asks Eva to be her massage therapist. Yay! Things are looking good.
Eva also meets Albert, who isn’t her usual type, but there’s something about him that works for her, and they start dating. He’s not in super great shape, and he’s not the best looking fella in the world, but he’s funny and she likes him.
Then she finds out Marianne and Albert were married, and they don’t much like each other now. During her massages, Marianne bitches about Albert, telling Eva all sorts of stuff that she wouldn’t otherwise know, and the two of them start to bicker a bit because Eva has Marianne’s thoughts in her ear. Does she have problems with Albert because of her, or because of Marianne?
Well, that’s enough said, so…
HEY! That’s the name of the movie!
Nicole Holofcener both wrote and directed Enough Said. The only film of her’s I feel I’ve heard of is Friends with Money, but I don’t think I ever saw it. It must have been really good. NOT.
She also received very special thanks on a film called Flat Chested, which does NOT sound like a film I’d want to see.
Enough Said Trailer
Enough Said Release Date
September 20, 2013.
Who’s In It?
Christopher Nicholas Smith
Kathleen Rose Perkins
What’s Good About It?
I like Julia Louis Dreyfus, and I’ve always thought it was odd that she didn’t get more work after Seinfeld. She’s likeable, charming, and Elaine!
Plus, this is one of James Gandolfini’s last films. It’s notable for that at the very least.
What’s Bad About It?
It’s about old, divorced people falling in love. I don’t think you need another reminder that your parents don’t love you and are just using you to compete with each other to see who their children will pick.
Our Clever Prediction
I don’t think Enough Said is going to be a huge hit, but it does look halfway decent, and the fact that it’s James Gandolfini’s last, or second to last, film makes it a bit more important.