Movie of the Week: Enough Said

By admin
15 November 2013

This comedy is aimed at anyone who hopes for a second chance at finding love but fear they might be out of luck because they’re on the wrong side of middle-aged, or because they’re “unattractive”. 

Comedy. With Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Toni Collette and James Gandolfini. Director: Nicole Holofcener. 10DSV. Opens 22 November.

“Think again” is the scriptwriter’s message – there’s someone for everyone, even if you have a boep. The question is, are middle-aged people adult and fit enough, romantically speaking, to once again be able to accommodate love? A divorced woman (Seinfeld’s unforgettable Julia Louis-Dreyfus) finds she’s attracted to an overweight man (James Gandolfini in one of his last and best roles) – but then she makes a shocking discovery. The dialogue is so witty you want to write down every line so you can have another good laugh later. The direction is sympathetic and compassionate enough to make these characters sexier than Brad and Angelina, and the clever script is full of romantic twists and comic turns. The film conveys the idea that when we fall in love we’re all the same – clumsy, blushing and confused. Younger people will also identify with this movie; it could help them prepare for what might await them once they hit middle age. An entertaining, quirky, subtly romantic film loaded with truths. Rating 4/5

- Leon van Nierop Share your thoughts:

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