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.