October 09, 2013

Enough Said (2013)

Enough Said (2013) - Movie Review
Directed by: Nicole Holofcener
Country: USA

Movie Review: Considering that most of the romantic comedies recently released are just copies of one another, I must say that “Enough Said” presents a sweet touch of frankness that makes it quite better than the majority. The film stars Julia Louis-Dreyfus and James Gandolfini, in which was his last performance before his death at the age of 51. Eva (Louis-Dreyfus) and Albert (Gandolfini) are both divorced, having one daughter each. After meeting at a party, they start dating in a regular basis, seeming to enjoy each other’s company. The problem is that Eva also becomes friends with Albert’s ex-wife, Marianne (Catherine Keener) who without knowing, starts to poison their relationship by describing what she considered Albert’s most annoying behaviors and faults. In parallel, concerns regarding their children are also addressed in a very convincing manner, composing a complete picture of complex relationships. As in her previous work, “Please Give”, filmmaker Catherine Holofcener was able to create a mature script populated with rich characters, all of them with something valuable to say or show. I have to point that despite its honesty, some strategic moves were put together in a few crucial scenes, but the good news are that those moves were made charmingly, using prolific dialogues, searching for the funny side of drama, and effectively providing mixed feelings. If you’re in the mood for romantic comedies, try this one and your time will not be wasted.

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