Earlier this week, I was lucky enough to attend the premiere of, sadly, one of the last movies starring the great late James Gandolfini--the Fox Searchlight romantic comedy Enough Said, which hits theaters on September 20th. The movie is simply one of the best romantic comedies to come down the pike this year.
|James Gandolfini and Julia Louis Dreyfus, Enough Said|
Julia Louis Dreyfus plays Eva, a middle-aged, divorced West Coast freelance masseuse who is skeptical about getting involved in a romance at her age--especially since she has not quite figured out what went wrong with her marriage other than the downfall of communications and lack of similar interests. She meets Gandolfini's character Albert at a party--his ex-wife Marianne (played by Catherine Keener) also happened to be at the same event and Eva starts having her as an outcall masseuse client. As Eva starts dating Albert, she is influenced by Marianne's constant criticism about her ex before, during and after her massage sessions. It clearly influences Eva's relationship with her new beau, and she starts being critical of him. I can't continue the storyline beyond this because I don't want to provide any spoilers, but it's a film with a broad range of appeal--the cynical kids in the film will appeal to college age movie-goers while the aim of the film was originally targeted at 40 and 50 somethings. But everyone loves brilliant acting and certainly all Sopranos fans would love to see the late and great Gandolfini in one of his final roles.
|James Gandolfini, Enough Said|
|Female Cast Members, Enough Said Premiere|
|Tony Sirico, Enough Said Premiere|
|Enough Said Premiere After Party at Rouge Tomate|
Movie stills courtesy Fox Searchlight; other photos by Anne Raso.