Enough Said


(out of 5)

There’s no stopping , here giving a fluidly perfect performance after years of having such exceptional success on television, and there’s no preventing Nicole Holofcener from making witty and insightful films about contemporary women.  Louis-Dreyfus plays a divorced masseuse who is dealing with an impending empty nest given that her daughter is preparing to go away for college.  While attending a party with her married, constantly bickering friends (, ), she meets  and, despite not finding him attractive, she recognizes a rapport between them and agrees to go to dinner.  At the same party Louis-Dreyfus also meets and makes a client of a charismatic and slightly haughty poet () with whom she begins to spend time.  Meanwhile, at home her daughter () becomes frustrated with the fact that her detaching from the home she is soon leaving and the youth to which she will never return is coinciding with her mother’s increasing friendliness with her own best friend (blogger sensation , showing exceptionally fine acting chops).  The interactions between these characters and the complications that ensue have the touch of the sitcom from time to time, a perspective perhaps not aided by having a television star and her lightning-bolt comic reactions to move them along, but there’s no denying that when the film isn’t sailing on the charisma of its cast, it hits moments of poignancy and pain that resonate deeply.  Another winner for this seemingly unfailing director.


USA, 2013

Directed by

Screenplay by Nicole Holofcener

Cinematography by

Produced by ,

Music by

Production Design by 

Costume Design by

Film Editing by

Film Festivals: TIFF 2013

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Golden Globe Award Nomination
Best Performance By An Actress in a Motion Picture-Comedy or Musical (Julia Louis-Dreyfus)

Screen Actors Guild Award Nomination
Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role (James Gandolfini)

Independent Spirit Award Nominations
Best Supporting Male (James Gandolfini)
Best Screenplay

Boston Film Critics Awards
Best Supporting Actor (James Gandolfini)
Best Screenplay