Enough Said Movie Review
James Gandolfini bids his farewell in Enough Said, a romantic comedy about a massage therapist - played by Julia Louis-Dreyfus - who discovers that the man she has started to date is the ex-husband of one of her favorite clients. Awwwkward.
Enough Said is a cute enough film that relies heavily on the chemistry between Tony Soprano and Elaine and not much more. Written and directed by Nicole Holofcener, who has directed episodes of Sex and the City and Six Feet Under, the movie is fast-paced and breezy, but by no means revolutionary.
The movie will appeal most to middle-aged singles, as the movie revolves around a relationship where Elaine (er, Eva...) is acknowledging that she might not be all that physically attracted to Tony Soprano but likes him for other reasons (big penis?). If that sounded condescending, my apologies, as I'm younger and not quite to that stage yet, but also single and trending in that direction.
Enough Said is mildly amusing, occasionally funny and generally entertaining, though no single scene stands out. The same can be said for the movie as a whole. While well made, well acted and generally decent, it's also a movie that will be forgotten in a year's time, if not sooner.
Gandolfini has one more movie on his resume that is set to be released in 2014. In lieu of that, Enough Said is hardly the worse project to serve as your swan song. It's no epic fade to black, either.
Review by Erik Samdahl unless otherwise indicated.