Enough Said writer gets mileage out of her personal life

In writer-director Nicole Holofcener’s new film, “Enough Said,” Eva and Albert don’t exactly hit it off at first blush.

James Gandolfini and Julia Louis-Dreyfus start a tenative romance.

“Eva was just telling me there’s no one at this party she’s attracted to,” a mutual friend tells Albert as an appalled Eva (Julia Louis-Dreyfus) looks on. “That’s OK,” the nonplussed Albert (James Gandolfini) responds. “There’s no one here I’m attracted to, either.”

It’s the tentative beginning of a romance between Eva, a neurotic divorcee who’s freaking out because her daughter is about to go off to college, and Albert, a sweet and droll television historian who is all too aware of his overweight physique and other flaws. “I’m a slob,” he tells Eva on their first date. “I have ear hair.”

Nevertheless, Eva finds herself falling for him until a wrench is thrown into the picture: Turns out Eva’s new pal Marianne (Catherine Keener) is Albert’s ex-wife, and Eva wastes no time in milking her for all the dirt on Albert, without telling either friend of her deception.


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Naomi Pfefferman

L.A. Jewish Journal