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Enough Said

00:00 September 24, 2013
By: 2Fik
Writer/director Nicole Holofcener (Lovely and Amazing, Please Give) writes small-scale character-oriented dramadies that usually don’t draw attention to themselves. Her latest, Enough Said, will likely garner a little more publicity because it’s the second-to-last film of James Gandolfini’s career.
One of the film’s strengths is that showcases a sweeter side to Gandolfini, who was so often cast as a tough guy. He plays Albert, a divorced man who begins dating a divorced masseuse (Julia Louis-Dreyfus). Complications ensue when Louis-Dreyfus realizes Gandolfini is the ex-husband of a client (Catherine Keener), who’s constantly talking about Gandolfini’s flaws and annoying quirks. Slowly, Keener’s comments affect the way Louis-Drefyfus views her new relationship.
The movie does a good job of capturing the awkwardness of dating and relationships, and how every man and woman alive is full of annoying habits and idiosyncrasies once you get to know them.  It also does a good job of conveying how, once people reach a certain age, they start looking for excuses not to continue dating someone so they can avoid being hurt or disappointed again.
Enough Said is an empathetic, well-made film that’s a good start to the fall movie season.

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