Who said relationships are easy? Especially, getting started again after an unhappy divorce. Well, there probably aren’t that many happy divorces. But, you understand what I’m getting at. “Enough Said” has some real insights into relationships threatened by the union that went before.
Julia Louis-Dreyfus is Eva, a good-natured masseuse who meets Albert (James Gandolfini, in one of his last roles) at a party thrown by a mutual acquaintance. They hit it off just fine. But, at that same party, Eva meets a new client (Catherine Keener) and quickly develops a second friendship. Marianne (Keener) is a fairly well-known poet who can’t seem to say enough negative things about her ex-husband. Now, Eva becomes wary of developing a new relationship with Albert, because she doesn’t want to travel down the same path as Marianne.
“Enough Said” is a charming, informative comedy we can all relate to. Even those of us who haven’t gone through divorce. It’s about overcoming the little things in a relationship that can drive people batty. The film is smartly written, well-acted and funny. Once you overcome the sentiment connected to seeing Gandolfini on the big screen for one of his final performances, you’ll still appreciate how wonderfully insightful this film can be. And, you’ll especially enjoy the performances by all in this above-average ensemble effort. Oh, and don’t overlook writer/director Nicole Holofcener. She’s the artist who made this all happen. What a great movie! Grade: B+