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The great thing about the film is that you don’t even have to be middle aged, divorced or have children to enjoy or connect with it. There’s so many real life observations on the stuff that annoys people in relationships that you’re bound to recognise something in the film that you have experienced too.
On top of this you really don’t need to be a woman to enjoy Enough Said either as there’s plenty of well written and again well observed male perspectives, a comment to the great screenplay by Nicole Holofcener who also directs and proves that women are just as capable of writing well balanced male characters as men are at writing women.
The late James Gandolfini in his penultimate role and Julia Louis-Dreyfus have such great chemistry that it’s impossible not to believe in their relationship and it’s this chemistry which really makes the film as good as it is. It’s fantastic to see two performers who are the opposite to what we’ve come to expect from this type of film, playing real life people who are overweight and actually have flaws.
Overall, there’s no Hollywood gloss to Enough Said. There’s no cliched characters such as evil exes or women who must have a man to survive, just real people, some of which are meant to be together and some which aren’t.
It’s full of wit and charm and is a film which I believe almost everybody should be able to sit down and enjoy. If you fancy a break from the blockbusters or dramas that are clogging up the cinema at the minute and want a nice hour and a half at the cinema, Enough Said is for you. I guarantee it will leave a smile on your face as it did mine.