Flash Movie Review: Enough Said

Meeting friends is an important component of the dating process, but it is something I prefer holding off from until I see we are getting comfortable with each other. You can say what you want but that first initial meeting with your or their friends will partially be an interview procedure for a 2nd opinion. Do not get me wrong, I do not have a problem with that; however, I prefer having some quality time for the two of us to get some solid footing underneath before bringing in other personalities. I have been in situations where friends were involved too early at the beginning of the dating phase and personalities clashed immediately; it was truly an uncomfortable situation. As one gets older I do not know if it gets easier. If you do not believe me just see what happens in this touching comedy. Julia Louis-Dreyfus (Deconstructing Harry, Veep-TV) played Eva, a middle-aged divorcee with a daughter. When one of her clients Marianne, played by Catherine Keener (Into the Wild, A Late Quartet), began complaining about all the things her former spouse used to do; it started to have a negative affect on Eva’s budding relationship with Albert, played by James Gandolfini (Killing Them Softly, Welcome to the Rileys). There were several reasons why this movie was enjoyable to watch. The acting was wonderful; Julia and James made a real connection with their characters. Also, I had a twinge of sadness while watching James since this was his last movie before he died. The dialog never went over the top; keeping things at an emotive, sweet level. Even when scenes were dramatic the director let the actors use physical communication to convey their feelings. It really worked well in my opinion. Toni Collette (The Way Way Back, Little Miss Sunshine) as Eva’s best friend Sarah was a solid addition to the cast and story. Known more for her comedic skills, I thought Julia did a beautiful job with her character’s full range of emotions. Is the story believable? I believe so, I just hope I will never have to experience something similar. This was a well done film that was a fitting tribute to the illustrious career of James Gandolfini.

 

3 1/4 stars

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From a long line of movie afficionados, one brother was the #1 renter of movies in the country with Blockbuster, I am following in the same traditions that came before me. To balance out the long hours seated in dark movie theaters, I also teach yoga and cycling. For the past 3 years, I have correctly picked the major Oscar winners... so join me as we explore the wonder of movies and search for that perfect 4 star movie.

Posted on October 2, 2013, in Comedy and tagged , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 8 Comments.

  1. I agree. A most enjoyable movie with the dialogue never going over the top! It was even, well-paced, believable. Thanks for reviewing. We’ll miss James! http://ohtheplaceswesee.com

  2. It seems like a nice movie. I will try to watch it when it comes out. Thank you. Being at a summer job with crazy hours, it had gone under my radar that Gandolfini has passed away.

  3. WordsFallFromMyEyes

    I agree with you a lot about bringing in other personalities – the timing of that.

    This is another film I’ve been interested in, so thank you!

  4. Seen the preview for this movie and it looks like a good one. I was sad to hear about James Gandolfini, but he is such a teddy bear in this movie (or so it looks that way). I will be checking it out! Thanks, also for checking out my blog. 🙂

    • You are correct, he is a teddy bear in this film. I would enjoy hearing your views after you go see this movie. And you are welcome, you have a wonderful site; so let me thank you. Be well.

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