Enough Said

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7.01 h 32 min2013X-RayPG-13
James Gandolfini (in his final starring role), Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Catherine Keener shine in this heartwarming comedy about fresh starts, first impressions and second chances.
Directors
Nicole Holofcener
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Julia Louis-DreyfusJames GandolfiniCatherine Keener
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ComedyDramaRomance
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English [CC]
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EnglishEnglish [Audio Description]
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Toni Collette
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Fox Searchlight
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PG-13 (Parents Strongly Cautioned)
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4.5 out of 5 stars

2519 global ratings

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J. McGinleyReviewed in the United States on February 6, 2018
5.0 out of 5 stars
MORE PROFOUND THAN YOU MIGHT THINK
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A beautiful performance by James Gandolfini, who finally had an opportunity to present. a character who was actually similar to himself in so many areas. This is a character study of what are essentially ordinary people, struggling to make a real connection but suffering from an innate fear of failure - and a whisper of self destruction. There is real value in learning to not make judgments based upon initial physical attractions - and additional value in not permitting other people to influence our choices in partners. And even more value in truthful expression.

Although there was humor within the context of the complex situation(s), I wouldn't describe this as being a "comedy". To me, it was an honest portrayal of how frighteningly easy it can be for us to destroy relationships and hurt those about whom we care deeply - simply because of our own insecurities. And to cause damage to ourselves for those same reasons.

This is a film you can either consider as simple entertainment and then forget about - or you can look into the real heart of the story and possibly learn from it. I recognized parts of many of the people I have known in the characters.... and, admittedly, some parts of myself, as well.
29 people found this helpful
J.MarieReviewed in the United States on December 7, 2020
4.0 out of 5 stars
Pleasant movie
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This is a pleasant little movie, featuring an unusual love story, with two well-known actors playing against type. They play basically decent, somewhat modest people, mismatched with their previous spouses. They meet at a party and immediately hit it off, sharing a sense of humor.
SPOILER ALERT: Her character is more hesitant about the relationship, by nature more quick to judge. At the same party, she also befriended a successful woman whom she immediately idealizes. The new friend complains constantly about her ex-husband, the slob...turns out he's the same man she's now dating. Inevitably the new friend's critical attitude rubs off. We've all had a friend whose opinions we were too easily led by. It happens. What is usually key is realizing the friend has feet of clay. I kept waiting for the shoe to drop and JLD's character to see the friend's flaws and regain her own judgment.

Unfortunately, although she is "outed" in an embarrassing way, that piece never appears. Maybe it was filmed and cut for some reason, maybe it wasn't considered necessary. But when a story revolves around losing your judgement to someone else, it's kind of critical to the resolution. This resulted in the story having an unfinished feel, although enjoyable for what it was.
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RELUCTANT BOOMERReviewed in the United States on July 9, 2021
5.0 out of 5 stars
JAMES GANDOLFINI'S NEXT TO LAST MOVIE IN HIS LIFE
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THIS IS A BEAUTIFUL LITTLE MOVIE ABOUT TWO PEOPLE WHO HAVE BEEN HURT BY LOVE IN THEIR FIRST
MARRIAGES, AND ARE TRYING TO GIVE LOVE ANOTHER GO. BECAUSE THE FIRST TIME WAS SO TRAUMATIC,
THEY ARE BOTH CAUTIOUS. THE CAST IS WONDERFUL, THE ACTING IS NATURAL AND FLOWS, AND
THE STORY IS ONE THAT MOST OF US CAN RELATE TO IF WE HAVE EVER BEEN HURT OR DISAPPOINTED
IN LOVE. ENOUGH SAID IS JAMES GANDOLFINI'S SECOND TO LAST MOVIE BEFORE HE DIED AT 51 YEARS OLD.
THIS ADDS TO THE BITTERSWEET BEAUTY OF THE FILM - AND IS A MUST SEE IF YOU ARE A SOPRANO FAN.
QandAguyReviewed in the United States on December 27, 2015
4.0 out of 5 stars
Good not great.
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It was hard to choose 4 stars for this movie. I think of 4 stars as a great movie but on Amazon it's just okay. And this movie, overall, is just okay. Good acting and a potentially interesting story sidetracked by a need to turn the plot into a farce.

To clear away my personal bias I do find it hard to see Julia Louis-Dreyfus and not see Elaine from Seinfeld. So it took me a few minutes to really settle in to the movie. And then her character was okay- just not the most interesting character ever. The main flaw in casting her then becomes that midway through the movie they resort to a Seinfeld-like plot twist to keep the story going. And going. And Elaine emerged again as the movie desperately tries to keep what has now become a farce going until they felt it was time for the inevitable, sitcom-like moment of truth that lets the film head for the credits.

So did I love this movie? No. But it was hard not to like the characters and way they explore the idea that we are all imperfect people dealing with other imperfect people. The shame is it seemed like the writers or director didn't spend enough time figuring a way out of the situation they created. That's a shame because Gandolfini's last movie could have been a great one if they had.

I never really watched the Sopranos so that was not an issue for me when seeing Gandolfini. But even if I had seen his prior work I do think his performance was good enough to quickly see past his prior roles.
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David E. BaldwinReviewed in the United States on January 19, 2014
5.0 out of 5 stars
A Romance for the Ages
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There aren't enough superlatives to describe how superb this film is. Writer-director Nicole Holofcener has crafted a work that is both insightful and funny. The film portrays two people who were hurt in previous relationships who walk with trepidation before entering another one. It's interesting how these people would take something as insignificant as how somebody eats guacamole or butters their popcorn and blow it out of proportion. Ideally cast are Julia Louis-Dreyfus and James Gandolfini as two people in the middle of life who tread carefully in the arena that is love. The chemistry between the two cannot be overstated. Think Tracy and Hepburn, Bogart and Bacall, Wayne and O'Hara, Allen and Keaton that's how good they are. I don't know if it was a challenge for them because both Louis-Dreyfus and Gandolfini are usually associated with different type fare but light romance fits them to a tee. If I were to find fault with the film, and it's a minor quibble, is that I found the plot device involving Gandolfini's ex-wife played by Catherine Keener unnecessary and a distraction. This character seemed a little loopy to me and any information coming from her suspect. Some are labeling this a romantic-comedy but I view it more as a drama with comic elements that are apparent in everyday life. Overlooked completely by the just announced Oscar nominations this is definitely one of last year's better films.
12 people found this helpful
Tink&sonsReviewed in the United States on January 18, 2014
5.0 out of 5 stars
SUCH AN HONEST LOVE STORY!! (..even better than I hoped w/ the BEST casting!)
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If you even "like" either of these actors ( I LOVE them!)..then think about BUYING this amazingly, REAL love story! It was better than I even hoped it would be, and worth every cent! It's funny, because it is SO realistic! About 2, not-so-perfect people, who are perfect for each other! I've already watched it about 5 times, in less than a week!! ( ..just be aware that it's not some, "fast-paced-funny" comedy..like Julia's TV comedies! ) It's a cool, yet lovely film to watch, when you're in a hanging-out-mood..w/ the time to truly enjoy & appreciate these 2 characters...& their very funny/ very REAL moments together, as they're getting to know one another! (it did make me laugh OUT LOUD..though some of the humor can be subtle!!)
I've always been a HUGE fan of Julia Louis-Dreyfus, and James Gandolfini~so buying this/& taking a chance on them, was easy for me!!
( ..& it was the best money I've spent on a DVD, in a long time!) I really have to say, these two actors, were so terrific together..and I found it sad, to realize that I'd never be able to see James Gandolfini in another movie...especially one like THIS. ( a love story...) It was great to witness the on-screen chemistry, that these 2 had w/ each other..& it was nice to see him, as such lovable, sweet, teddy bear, for a change! (-he'll be greatly missed by so many fans, like myself! )
I kept thinking about what a truly AMAZING casting job, was done here! I know that I'm no expert (from my couch:) on "casting," but I have to say..If you like either of the main actors here, ( or ANY of the brilliant, supporting actors in the film ) then you'll most-likely, enjoy "Enough Said." I say just " go for it," because you'll probably watch this film more than once!! (& it's a good price on here, too!)
6 people found this helpful
Amazon CustomerReviewed in the United States on February 12, 2014
4.0 out of 5 stars
A Good Flick
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This was the perfect vehicle for Julia Louis-Dreyfus to showcase her comedic talents. I've always found that her knack for subtle almost awkward moments of humor played better on the small screen because it's hard to build an entire movie around those kind of situations. This movie is saved by the fact that Gandlofini's comedic performance matches Dreyfus in smooth give take of jokes that mask earnest conversations and seem completely natural between the two. The best thing about this movie is that it doesn't try to do much and comes in at a running time of about 90 minutes which is good because about this time the cringe worthy & awkward comedy style of Dreyfus had reached it's limit of being funny. The supporting characters from Toni Collette and Catherine Keener are fun additions to the story that add to the human element of the film. The only thing I didn't like was that Dreyfus's character seems to spend the second half of the film in some sort of willful denial while she tries to pursue a path of enlightenment about Gandlofini's character and what possible future they might have while at the same time she knowingly plants the seeds of her own destruction.
2 people found this helpful
Mealy PotatoesReviewed in the United States on February 18, 2014
3.0 out of 5 stars
Amusing and funny
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I think if you have experienced divorce, this movie will probably resonate, and feel like it "gets it." Having never experienced divorce, I will say that it was amusing and in parts quite funny.

Some subplots felt like very-empty filler, and did nothing for the story. Julia Louis-Dreyfus' daughter seemed very distant, and there was no chemistry. The movie would have been just as good without her. Also, the subplot with the daughter's clingy friend was weird, and seemed forced.

Movie shows several different couples at very different stages of their relationships. Main characters are middle-aged comfortable divorcees, with shared custody of their respective kids, and a little hesitant to start over on a relationship. One sub-plot involves married friends whose relationship is unhealthy, and spiraling towards divorce. Another involves a borderline toxic friend who endlessly bad-mouths her ex-husband.
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