James Gandolfini and Julia Louis-Dreyfus in Enough Said (2013)

Enough Already

Eva (Julia Louis Dreyfus) is divorced and sort of happy, only sort of as her daughter is going off to college soon and she is dreading being home alone. But Eva fills her days working as a masseuse and has just got a new client in Marianne (Catherine Keener) a poet who spends a fair amount of time ragging on her ex husband. Things take an interesting turn when she meets Albert (James Gandolfini) a divorcee who also has a daughter about to head off to college and they hit it off. The only trouble is that hearing Marianne's negativity leads to Eva doubting herself.

"Enough Said" is the sort of movie which makes me want to scream because I like the cast, I like the storyline but I hate, and I do mean hate, the characters. So as is always the way when it comes to movies I have problems with this is going to be short and probably not that sweet. So on the positive the whole storyline which sees Eva falling for Albert who just happens to be Marianne's ex is quite amusing as not only do we get middle aged people exploring dating with a touch of amusing awkwardness but also the issues of hearing the ex wife moan about everything she thought was wrong with the man you are dating.

On top of that "Enough Said" has this wonderful cast with James Gandolfini and Julia Louis-Dreyfus stealing your hearts because they have this cute beauty when they are together. The humour of their flirtations and the way they are around each other actually makes the movie bearable.

So why do I hate the characters? Because every person in this movie thinks everything that comes out of their mouths is both important and amusing. They also have no barriers what so ever and seem happy to tell everyone not only their problems but everyone else's without caring if what they say is inoffensive. Now for some these sorts of characters are great and will love the lack of self censor but it is too forced for me when one of Eva's daughter's friends discusses having a threesome with Eva.

What this all boils down to is that "Enough Said" could have been a great movie with a truly funny storyline but it is spoiled by the characters and the way they talk and talk like everything they say is fascinating... it isn't.