Enjoy, relax, sip, and watch!
A divorced woman who decides to pursue the man she’s interested in learns he’s her new friend’s ex-husband.
Director: Nicole Holofcener
Cast: Julia Louis-Dreyfus, James Gandolfini, Catherine Keener, Toni Collette
Duration: 93 minutes
Watch if you like: Bridget Jones’ Diary, Silver Linings Playbook, Midnight in Paris and Gilmore Girls.
This movie has a simple and nice story, great for a quiet evening at home with a glass of wine. Divorcee Eva (Dreyfus) meets the beautiful and serene Marianne (Catherine Keener) at a party and befriends her pretty quickly. At the same party she meets the adorable Albert (James Gandolfini) which she has things in common with and he makes her laugh. They decide to date and they fall in love. Simple, right? After a while she figures out from the stories that Marianne and Albert are exes and share a daughter together. This makes for some funny and entertaining scenes. And it unfolds into a lovely movie.
With the accompanying stories of Eva and her daughter and Eva’s best friend, this makes for a great overall movie.
I think Julia Louis-Dreyfus is really a surprisingly nice actress, and this movie proves that very well. I also like her new tv series “The new adventures of Old Christine”. Toni Collette, I never was a fan of, but she proves herself to be quite nice in this movie, and I warmed up to her a bit. James Gandolfini I know from The Sopranos. I’ve never actually seen the show, but I can imagine he plays a big, scary mafia boss. Well, Enough Said turns James Gandolfini in a likable, huggable and lovely man. Quite the accomplishment, I would say. May he rest in peace, so sad to hear of his passing in June at such a young age (51). He could’ve been a great leading man in movies, but, unfortunately, he never got that break.
I think the three main actors (not including Catherine Keener) really proved themselves to have outgrown their alter-ego’s as Elaine (Seinfeld), Tony (The Sopranos) and Muriel (Muriel’s Wedding). Alright, the last one was a stretch, but for me, it’s hard to see Toni Collette in a different lighting than the weird characters she used to accept.
My rating: 7 out of 10
My favorite quote: “I’m tired of being funny.”
My suggestion: Truly great for a nice evening inside, with a glass of wine (or a cup of tea) on the couch.