Gandolfini Shines In Enough Said, His Final Performance
He was absolutely CHARMING in this.
Enough Said is the touching and hysterical story of two middle aged people finding their way in the dating world all while sending their overly loved children off to college. Julia Louis-Dreyfus and James Gandolfini effortlessly show amazing chemistry on screen. The rest of the cast compliments the lead duo in an amazing way, and that combined with the elegant writing and skillful cinematic choices, makes this film was one of my favorites for the year.
The movie revolves around a middle age woman and middle age man who do not share a strong attraction at first, but grow to love one another through a serious of comical dates. Revolving around the growing relationship are two daughters that each parent has become dependent on who are getting ready to go off to college, a poet ex-wife, and a therapist for a best friend. My two favorite supporting cast members are Toni Collette and Ben Falcone, who make a surprisingly wonderful couple.
This movie was laughs the entire time.
The film follows a natural growth of the characters through a well written timeline. Aside from the outstanding cast, the cinematic choices feel elegant and appropriate. Nothing is overly extravagant, which might distract from the performance or the writing, nor is anything in this film forced.
This movie will probably be most commonly known as James Gandolfini’s last film, and what a great way to remember the man. But I do stress, the film is so much more than just that. If you have ever been in love, especially if you happen to be middle age, I highly recommend this movie. It is realistic, which can sometimes be depressing, but it is also hilarious and charming and leaves you with the warm fuzzies.