Enough Said is James Gandolfini's last movie.
Two thoughts. First, if you're going to do a last movie, this is as good as they get. Second, his performance as a divorced sad sack giving love another chance is perfection and is an unhappy reminder of how much we're going to miss this talented, dynamic actor.
Gandolfini and Julia Louis-Dreyfus have exceptional chemistry in this Nicole Holofcener (Friends with Money) written and directed ditty. She's Eva and he's Albert. Eva is a massage professional who connects with him and his ex-wife at a party. The ex becomes a client, and Eva later learns they're connected. The ex, done by a wonderfully catty Catherine Keener, feeds her dirt on Albert, who doesn't know of the connection with the girlfriend and the ex.
Enough Said is a terrific, deep and exceptionally well-written romantic comedy. The performances are perfect, the premise a delight and this is one you definitely want to put on your movie-seeing schedule.
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Director: Nicole Holofcener
Stars: James Gandolfini, Julia Louis-Dreyfuss, Catherine Keener, Toni Collette, Ben Falcone
Mr. Movie rating: 5 stars
Rated PG-13 for mature themes. It is playing at the Carmike 12.
5 stars to 4 1/2 stars: Must see on the big screen
4 stars to 3 1/2 stars: Good film, see it if it's your type of movie.
3 stars to 2 1/2 stars: Wait until it comes out on DVD.
2 stars to 1 star: Don't bother.
0 stars: Speaks for itself.