Yes, the train of TIFF images continues, so bear with us. In this batch, we’ve got one of the last performances from the late, great James Gandolfini, the new feature from “Mad Men” creator Matthew Weiner and the movie otherwise known as the “Jackie Brown” prequel.
First up, one of our favourite filmmakers Nicole Holofcener (“Please Give,” “Walking And Talking“) is back with “Enough Said,” pairing Tony Soprano himself with Elaine Benes (aka Julia Louis-Dreyfuss):
Eva (Julia Louis-Dreyfus) is a divorced soon-to-be empty-nester wondering about her next act. Then she meets Marianne (Catherine Keener), the embodiment of her perfect self. Armed with a restored outlook on being middle-aged and single, Eva decides to take a chance on her new love interest Albert (James Gandolfini) — a sweet, funny and like-minded man. Things get complicated when Eva discovers that Albert is in fact the dreaded ex–husband of Marianne. This sharp insightful comedy follows Eva as she humorously tries to secretly juggle both relationships and wonders whether her new favourite friend’s disastrous ex can be her cue for happiness. Also stars Toni Collette, Ben Falcone, Eve Hewson and Tavi Gevinson.
Next, Don Draper takes a backseat as Matthew Weiner rounds up Owen Wilson and Zach Galifianakis for the dramedy “You Are Here“:
When Steve Dallas (Owen Wilson), a womanizing local weatherman, hears that his off-the-grid best friend Ben Baker (Zach Galifianakis) has lost his estranged father, the two return to Ben’s childhood home. Once there, they discover Ben has inherited the family fortune, and the ill-equipped duo must battle Ben’s formidable sister (Amy Poehler) and deal with his father’s gorgeous 25-year old widow (Laura Ramsey). You Are Here is a contemporary adult comedy about family, friendship, money, and the people who keep it all afloat.
Lastly, Elmore Leonard‘s prequel/book “The Switch” gets the movie treatment and a new title in “Life of Crime,” bringing back faces made familiar by Quentin Tarantino for another adventure. This film will close TIFF:
Based on the novel The Switch, by Elmore Leonard, Louis (John Hawkes) and Ordell (yasiin bey, a.k.a. Mos Def) — two common criminals in 1970s Detroit — kidnap the housewife (Jennifer Aniston) of a corrupt real estate developer (Tim Robbins) and hold her for ransom. Also stars Isla Fisher, Will Forte, and Mark Boone Jr.
Still more to come from the movies making waves in Toronto…