I really didn’t know anything about Enough Said before we saw it. I got free advanced screening passes, and because Chris loves James Gandolfini so much, I knew we had to see it, especially since it was one of his last movies.
That’s always pretty sad anyway, but this just seemed particularly sad because I so loved seeing Gandolfini play just a sweet guy, rather than the aggressive giant he usually seems to play. I think this role must have been similar to who he was in real life. I guess that’s why it was particularly sad.
But what was really great about this movie was the dialogue. It’s really natural. I think it’s hard for actors to be convincing when they laugh at another actor’s scripted joke, but all of the joking around and laughing that happens in Enough Said seemed completely real. And I liked that everyone was funny and smart, but not to the point where it was obvious things were scripted, if that makes sense. In other words, it wasn’t like Juno.
I was also really impressed with the fact that Julia Louis-Dreyfus carried a starring role so well. Especially considering she had Catherine Keener and Toni Collette play in the same film, but in supporting roles. I never thought Toni Collette playing a side character to Julia Louis-Dreyfus would work, but it really does here. It was also crazy seeing Toby Huss aka Artie The Strongest Man in the World from Pete and Pete play a totally normal guy.
If you can get over the sadness of watching James Gandolfini be great while knowing he’s gone, then Enough Said is definitely worth watching.
This movie was really sad to watch. Most of it was because we know that James Gandolfini is now gone and two because it shows how awful relationships can be, both during and after. The plus side though is that I thought this movie was pretty awesome and at it’s core sweet!! James Gandolfini is fantastic in it, as well as Julia Louis-Dreyfus who does an excellent job as the film’s lead.
To me this movie was a lot like The Kids Are Alright, but way better. Mostly cause you don’t feel like shit after watching this but also because Enough Said does a much better job ending each character’s storyline. Unfortunately this isn’t one of the greatest movies ever, I would want it to be since it’s Gandolfini’s second to last film, but it was extremely enjoyable.
I also really liked the score to this film. It was pretty basic but had hints of Jon Brion.