Awkward, old people dating - 'Enough Said'
Technically, given the title above, there should be no more to say about Enough Said, here is the rest of the review anyway.
Enough Said, James Gandolfini’s penultimate film, could have been called something that included the words “awkward,” “old people,” and either “dating” or “relationships.” However, don’t let those words put you off. Enough Said is a nice, quiet movie that deals with the lives of people who do not necessarily fit into the hot category.
The movie is more of a vignette than a plot driven story. Julia Louis-Dreyfus plays Eva, a woman who has been divorced for ten years and whose daughter is heading to college. She meets Albert (Gandolfini) at a party, and despite mutual proclamations about not being attracted to anyone at the party, they end up going out. At the same time, Eva unknowingly befriends Albert’s ex-wife – let the awkward comedy ensue.
There are not a lot of scenes that are laugh-out-loud funny, but there are a lot of situationally funny scenes.
Toni Collette’s performance and the chemistry that she has with Ben Falcone give her character more depth. You know that there is something going on between the two characters, but you never actually see it.
The problems presented in Enough Said could all be solved with a couple of well-placed conversations. Instead, the characters avoid the problems until they become too large to do anything about. While the results are awkwardly funny for the audience, they are terrible to think about in real life.
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