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Movie 101** Enough Said

Enough Said is an easy viewing, classic comedic love story featuring the hilarious Julia Louis-Dreyfus (Veep, Seinfeld) and The Sopranos legend, the late James Gandolfini in his last leading movie role.

Eva (Dreyfus) and Albert (Gandolfini) are both divorced single parents about to become empty nesters who meet randomly at a party and, despite telling each other that they don’t find anyone there attractive, hit it off straight away and soon begin dating.

In her day job as a masseuse, Eva befriends new client Marianne (Catherine Keener) who, in a comedic twist, turns out to be Albert’s ex wife. Her constant ranting about his bad habits and the fact that he was a terrible husband reveals who she is and soon begins to crumble Eva’s perfect vision of Albert.

As Albert and Eva’s relationship slowly begins to unravel, Eva begins sharing her concerns with best friend and psychotherapist Sarah, played by Toni Collette, and her husband Will, played by Ben Falcone (Bridesmaids). Sarah and Will are a real highlight in the film. A darkly funny couple who are always at each other’s throats and who both wish they were single and dating again.

Eva’s obsession with Albert’s niggling little quirks finally leads to the demise of their relationship and when he discovers her connection with his ex wife, it all falls to pieces. The film ends with a brief reconciliation between the two that gives you hope that everything will be ok in the end, but the whole situations is left feeling frustratingly unresolved.

Enough Said is a solidly funny rom com, but there’s nothing radically different about it. The interactions between Eva and Sarah are really fun to watch and Eva and Albert make a cute couple, but there’s nothing to bowl you over here. Perfect for a girls night out at the flicks if you’re looking for something light and easy to watch.

Enough Said is released nationally on 14 November.

Helen Lear

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