ENOUGH SAID (2013)

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Starring: Julia Louis-Dreyfus, James Gandolfini, Catherine Keener, Toni Colette

Directed by: Nicole Holofcener

Synopsis: A divorced women who decides to pursue the man she is interested in, learns that he is her new friends ex husband.

I sat down to watch Enough Said with a heavy heart knowing it was James Gandolfini’s last screen role before his untimely death. And thankfully he went out on a good note, as I found the film to be quite charming and funny, with Gandolfini in great form playing something different to what we associate him with.

To state that he was the star of the show would be unfair to the rest of the cast, chiefly Julia Louis-Dreyfus who was as funny as usual, but I think because it was his last film it took on big significance. I thought he played his role as a big loveable guy really well. I liked him when I was supposed to and felt sorry for him when I was supposed to.

To expand upon the synopsis slightly, Louis-Dreyfus plays a masseuse who’s new client is Catherine Keener. At the same time she starts dating Gandolfini. It turns out that Keener and Gandolfini used to be married. The trouble is Keener hates her ex husband and without knowing that her new friend is dating him, slags him off at every opportunity. This obviously has a subconscious effect and Louis-Dreyfus starts to pick up on every little annoying tick that her new beau has.

There are some sub plots which don’t seem to have much to do with anything, like Louis-Dreyfus’ daughters friend who latches on to her as some sort of surrogate mum. But overall it was worth the watch, if only to see James Gandolfini light up the screen one last time.

3.5 clappers

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12 comments

  1. Oh that’s a great cast! It’s still so sad about Gandolfini. I already know I’m going to cry during that Oscar segment where they remember all the great people we lost. Happens every time.

  2. Good review Thomas. It’s a sweet, light and pleasant movie, that also has this sad reality clouding over it that Gandolfini is in fact lost from our lives, and what a shame it truly is.

    • Yeah definitely. I think his death probably made the movie more important and note worthy than it actually is, but it was a pleasant enough watch and good to see the big man in action one last time!

  3. Good review, Tom. Seems like another movie on our tbw list. The cast and your review make it worth watching.
    The Oscar’s remembrance segment is always pretty touching.

  4. rtimmorris

    I’ll be checking it out, thanks!

  5. I really do need to see this. What other films have you seen Gandolfini in? Got a fave?

    • He was pretty good in Killing Them Softly with Brad Pitt. He’s also in the film version of The Thick of It which is called In The Loop, but obviously I’ll always just think of The Sopranos which is just about the best TV show ever!

      • Yeah he’s astonishing. I saw him in Inside the Actor’s Studio and it was fascinating to hear his thoughts. Have you seen The Last Castle?

        And yeas, The Sopranos is superb. One of the best shows ever. I did hate the ending mind.

  6. Reblogged this on Forget the Viagra, Pass Me a Carrot and commented:
    Thanks Movies and Music Cafe for another good review. I too was not necessarily looking forward to the film being James Gandolfini’s last but being of a certain age I found the film to be a delightfully funny take on middle aged angst. Whatever our age, our hearts can still be broken.

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