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A divorced and single parent, Eva (Julia Louis-Dreyfus) spends her days enjoying work as a masseuse but dreading her daughter’s impending departure for college. She meets Albert (James Gandolfini) – a sweet, funny and like-minded man also facing an empty nest. As their romance quickly blossoms, Eva befriends Marianne (Catherine Keener), her new massage client. Marianne is a beautiful poet who seems “almost perfect” except for one prominent quality: she rags on her ex-husband way too much. Suddenly, Eva finds herself doubting her own relationship with Albert as she learns the truth about Marianne’s ex.

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Release date: Sep 18, 2013
 
MPAA rating: Rated PG-13 for crude and sexual content, comic violence, language and partial nudity
 
Official website: http://www.foxsearchlight.com/enoughsaid/
 
Runtime: 93 min
 
Movie Reviews:
  • 100
    Washington Post - by Ann Hornaday
    Feisty, funny, fizzy and deeply wise, Enough Said sparkles within and without, just like the rare gem that it is. ...read more

  • 100
    Boston Globe - by Ty Burr
    You could argue that Gandolfini doesn’t have enough screen time, but what’s there is, as they say, cherce. The scenes in which Albert and Eva get to know each other are delightful miniatures of emotional intimacy, two bruised romantics amazed to find someone still on their wavelength. ...read more

  • 100
    The New York Times - by A.O. Scott
    Line for line, scene for scene, it is one of the best-written American film comedies in recent memory and an implicit rebuke to the raunchy, sloppy spectacles of immaturity that have dominated the genre in recent years. ...

  • 100
    USA Today - by Claudia Puig
    It's clever, farcical and offers wry social commentary. With its heartfelt performances, intelligent writing and subtle humor, this is easily one of the most perceptive and engaging movies of the year. ...read more

  • 91
    Entertainment Weekly - by Chris Nashawaty
    It shows us how rare love is — and how we need to grab it and not let it go. ...read more

  • 90
    The New Yorker - by David Denby
    It's a movie that approaches novelistic richness. [7 Oct. 2013, p. 89] ...

  • 90
    Wall Street Journal - by Joe Morgenstern
    I can't say enough about the way Enough Said keeps its scintillating sense of humor as it grows deeper and more affecting. ...read more

  • 90
    Los Angeles Times - by Kenneth Turan
    One of the pleasures of Enough Said is watching Louis-Dreyfus and Gandolfini, two well-known performers only Holofcener would think of putting together, come alive both as individuals and the two halves of a relationship. ...read more

  • 90
    Village Voice - by Stephanie Zacharek
    Louis-Dreyfus and Gandolfini are lovely together, though her character is the sharper-edged of the two. It's Gandolfini's Albert, soft-hearted and soft-bellied, who suffers more. Gandolfini takes the movie's small, offhand jokes and intensifies them. ...read more

  • 88
    Chicago Sun-Times - by Richard Roeper
    Gandolfini is effortlessly, quietly great. ...read more

  • 88
    Miami Herald - by Connie Ogle
    If only more romantic comedies played out as charmingly and perceptively as this one. ...read more

  • 88
    Rolling Stone - by Peter Travers
    It sounds like rom-com hell. And it would be if Gandolfini and Louis-Dreyfus weren't such an appealing pair of misfits. It's a pleasure just to watch them spar. ...read more

  • 83
    Charlotte Observer - by Lawrence Toppman
    The result is one of the most honest recent comedies about romances that flourish, marriages that totter and the difficulties of raising children with the right blend of respect, discipline and support. ...read more

  • 83
    Portland Oregonian - by Marc Mohan
    There seems to be less acting going on and more being, which not only makes this an enormously affecting penultimate performance (Gandolfini’s final film, “Animal Rescue,” will be released next year), but reinforces the brilliance of the darker work for which he will no doubt remain best known. ...read more

  • 83
    Tampa Bay Times - by Steve Persall
    The role of Albert in Nicole Holofcener's Enough Said is closer to who the man was, and who the actor seldom got the chance to play: bearish yet soft-spoken, a self-confessed slob with a soul bigger than his gut. There's warmth pouring from those slitted eyes, loosening up guarded smiles as Albert takes a chance on love again. ...read more

  • 83
    The Playlist - by Kevin Jagernauth
    Enough Said is another tremendously well crafted, intelligent dramedy about people, with complicated lives, who make bad decisions trying to do the right thing. ...read more

  • 80
    Slate - by Dana Stevens
    A wonderful movie, observant and hilarious and full of sad and beautiful truths. ...read more

  • 80
    Time - by Mary Pols
    A wry and moving look at a time in life that tends to get short shrift in U.S. cinema. ...read more

  • 80
    Salon.com - by Andrew O'Hehir
    On first viewing, I conclude that Enough Said is irresistible, and demands a second (and third) viewing right away. ...read more

  • 80
    Time Out New York - by Sam Adams
    While most film romances feel like a fait accompli, Enough Said’s tentative fumblings toward bliss require, and merit, fighting for; its wanderings are never less than pleasant and its final moments pack surprising emotional power. ...read more

  • 80
    The Hollywood Reporter - by Todd McCarthy
    This is Holofcener’s sweet spot, the depiction of the emotional confusions, self-deceptions, uncertainties and misguided decisions that can cloud and get the better of otherwise bright, aware people, especially the female characters she tends to specialize in. ...read more

  • 75
    The Globe and Mail (Toronto) - by Liam Lacey
    Enough Said confirms filmmaker Nicole Holofcener’s status as one of America’s best stealth satirists. ...read more

  • 75
    Chicago Tribune - by Michael Phillips
    Despite the movie's limitations, it's very satisfying to watch Louis-Dreyfus and Gandolfini enjoy each other's company on screen, as characters, because it's satisfying to watch them enjoy each other's company as performers. ...read more

  • 75
    RogerEbert.com - by Susan Wloszczyna
    The director was smart enough to take a trait that often caused an actor to be be typecast as a menacing figure and turn it into a strength. ...read more

  • 75
    NPR - by Ella Taylor
    If the sum of Enough Said is less than its parts — and really, the midlife challenges here are pretty small potatoes — the movie does have some lovely grace notes that add up to an astute observation of the symbiosis of single mothers and their daughters. ...read more

  • 75
    The A.V. Club - by A.A. Dowd
    Sharp as the dialogue is, it’s hard to imagine any of this working as well without the late, great Gandolfini. ...read more

  • 75
    Movie Nation - by Roger Moore
    Apparently at Holofcener’s urging, Dreyfus just tends to overwhelm the movie with her regular, if charming, bag of tricks, as if that’s enough. And it isn’t. ...read more

  • 75
    New York Observer - by Rex Reed
    Although Enough Said never really surmounts its TV sitcom style and structure, the director provides a nuanced entertainment that is enjoyable. She is aided beyond measure by the charisma of her two stars — especially Mr. Gandolfini, who reveals a side of himself we’ve never seen before. ...read more

  • 70
    Variety - by Justin Chang
    Enough Said may be her cleanest, most polished and broadly funny effort to date; its emotional generosity is undeniable, but so is its tendency to smooth over some of the hard, brittle edges that have been the more interesting hallmarks of Holofcener’s work. ...read more

  • 63
    ReelViews - by James Berardinelli
    The film's dramatic underpinning and the way it addresses impending empty nest syndrome are solid but the comedy varies from mildly amusing to achingly awful. ...read more

  • 60
    New Orleans Times-Picayune - by Mike Scott
    Enough Said isn't without the occasional minor formulaic element or the odd narrative contrivance here and there (starting, it must be said, with its very setup). It is, after all, a romantic comedy. ...read more

  • 60
    New York Daily News - by Joe Neumaier
    Enough Said doesn’t have the intimacy of Holofcener’s “Walking and Talking” or “Lovely & Amazing,” but it still cuts close the bone. Often so close we have to smile in self-defense. ...read more

  • 60
    Film.com - by Jordan Hoffman
    While there are some okay side stories (stuff with the daughters and daughters’ friends) it kinda feels like attending a dinner party and checking in on the first world problems of a friend you kinda like, but don’t like enough to ask any follow up questions. ...read more

  • 60
    The Guardian - by Paul MacInnes
    All in all a comedy that starts out like a pudding made of first world problems ends up warming your heart and that is in no small part down to the strength of its two leads. As a final act, it's a touching one. ...read more

  • 50
    San Francisco Chronicle - by Mick LaSalle
    Neither does it help that, despite the wit and literacy of Enough Sad, its form is straight out of a teen romance: A cool kid starts dating someone less cool, and then engages in some elaborate deception that, if found out, will threaten the progress of young love. The funny thing is, if Enough Said were converted wholesale into a high school romance, the characters' behavior might ring more true. ...read more

  • 50
    The Dissolve - by Nathan Rabin
    Gandolfini delivers a funny, poignant performance befitting a great actor. It’s heartbreaking that the film doesn’t measure up to his exemplary turn. ...read more

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  1. Liana Shimunova

    For all of us who’ve been waiting way too long for a smart, funny, snappy romantic comedy for grown-ups – here it is.