Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Enough Said (2013)

Marriage, divorce, romantic relationships, parenthood, friendship... Trite though these recurring movie themes may sound, Nicole Holofcener tackles them in such a humorous, sweet and moving way that she manages to make Enough Said one of the most delightful movies of the past few months.

Julia Louis-Dreyfus plays Eva, a divorcée masseuse and a soon-to-be empty nester. She meets Albert (James Gandolfini) at a party and they instantly hit it off. They both laugh at each other's jokes that seem to revolve around their "old age". However, at that same party, she also meets a new client; her name is Marianne (Catherine Keener) and she is divorced too. Everything goes well until Eva realizes that Marianne's "loser" ex-husband is... Albert. This is where the story gets complicated. How will Eva deal with this unusual situation? Why, on top of everything else, does she seem to be forming a very strong friendship with her daughter's best friend? And how does her daughter react to all of this?

The story is so realistic and the performances so natural that Enough Said is not simply a movie, but rather a slice of life brought to the big screen. The characters could be your friends. Nobody promises that they will live happily ever after, but you know that they will deal with whatever challenge life throws at them. Like you and me.

You'll leave the theater with a smile and, in my opinion, that's what a good movie is all about.


25 comments:

  1. This movie looks interesting. I would love to watch it.

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  2. I think I will love it!!!!
    thank you, xxxxx Ale

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  3. Julia Louis-Dreyfus <3 <3!!! Την αγαπώ!!!! Δε την ήξερα καθόλου αυτή την ταινία...Δεν την έχουν διαφημίσει καθόλου... Άραγε θα την φέρουν στα μέρη μας? Ωραία φαίνεται πάντως! Αν τη φέρει θα την προτιμήσω!
    Φιλάκιααα <3

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    1. Αυτες που δε διαφημιζουν ειναι οι καλυτερες! :) αν δε τη φερουν, υπαρχουν κι αλλοι τροποι.... (Πονηρο γελακι)

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  4. I really want to see this. Thank you for the review :)

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    1. I'll be glad to hear your opinion afterwards! :)

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  5. This one actually looks like an awesome Saturday night-huddled up on the sofa-popcorn and fizzy drinks close-type of movie. I love it! The story kind of reminds me of this movie called "Prime" with Uma Thurman and Meryl Streep. Can certainly see some resemblances.

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    1. I've seen Prime but I don't really remember the story... It's definitely perfect for the situation you're describing. Just make my fizzy drink a glass of wine and we're good to go! :)

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  6. Ωραία ταινία φαίνεται!!!Δέν τήν ήξερα!!!
    Καλό βράδυ Εύη!!!Φιλάκια!!!

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  7. Εύη μου ,ακούγεται ενδιαφέρουσα παρότι είναι σχεδόν καθημερινότητα και παρουσιάζει χαρακτήρες που μπορεί να είναι άνθρωποι της διπλανής πόρτας ! Καλό βράδυ !

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    1. Μα γι'αυτο και μου αρεσε! Χιλιες φορες να δω κατι τετοιο παρα αυτα που βγαινουν τωρα πια... Καλο σαββατοκυριακο!

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  8. I definitely want to see thus now great review.

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  9. You obviously enjoyed this one more than Gravity!

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  10. Υποθέτω πως θα έρθει κι από Ελλάδα μεριά, ε??
    Φιλάκια πολλάαααα Εύη μου! Καλημέρααααααα! :))))))

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    1. Τι να πω; Ελπιζω να τη φερουν! Καλο Σαββατοκυριακο!

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  11. Τέλεια...Μικρέ μου Κουτσογιανόπουλε έχετε καμιά ιδέα για την ταινία The best offer...Την έφερε εδώ στο cinema και είπα αν την έχετε δει...

    Chadlen

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    1. Αααα κι ένα μικρό Versatile award για εσάς...

      Φιλάκια

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    2. Δεντην εχω δει αλλα παιζει ο Jim Sturgess τον οποιο αγαπαμε!

      Ευχαριστω πολυ για το βραβειακι σας!!! Εχω να ετοιμασω και το αλλο, δεν το ξεχασα! :)

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  12. Wonderful review, I'm looking forward to seeing this at some point. Sounds like a fitting end to Gandolfini cinematic career.

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    1. Thank you and welcome to the blog! I'm looking forward to your review. Gandolfini was so sweet. It was hard to believe that he's passed away.

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