Real plots, fully fleshed out characters, themes, subtext, actual emotion….these are things we’ve been craving as we endure the last gasp of the summer season. But luckily relief is around the corner and we’re putting our hopes on the latest from one of our favorite (and somewhat undersung) filmmakers, Nicole Holofcener.
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. ENOUGH SAID is a sharp, insightful comedy that humorously explores the mess that often comes with getting involved again.
Rounded out by Catherine Keener, Toni Collette, Ben Falcone, Eve Hewson and more, “Enough Said” opens in theaters on September 20th in limited release but premieres first at the Toronto International Film Festival.