Enough Said (2013)

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Eva is a divorced soon-to-be empty-nester wondering about her next act. Then she meets Marianne, 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 — a sweet, funny and like-minded man. But things get complicated when Eva discovers that Albert is in fact the dreaded ex–husband of Marianne...

"Enough Said" is a 2013 American romantic comedy-drama film written and directed by Nicole Holofcener. The motion picture stars Julia Louis-Dreyfus, James Gandolfini, Catherine Keener, and Toni Collette. The movie is noteworthy for being among Gandolfini's last performances before his death in 2013. The story focuses on the individual growth and the budding love affair between Eva (Louis-Dreyfus) and Albert (Gandolfini). Their relationship is complicated by Eva's friendship with Marianne (Keener), who takes place to be Albert's ex-wife.

Eva, a divorced single mom and massage therapist, is dreading her only daughter, Ellen's, impending departure for college. She participates in a celebration with her pals Sarah (Collette) and Will (Ben Falcone), where she fulfills Albert, a fellow divorcee. They struck it off and later on go on a dinner date. While at first reluctant about Albert's look, Eva discovers herself brought in to his heat, humor, and down-to-earth personality. The two start dating, each having their own insecurities about entering a brand-new relationship.

At the same time, Eva also fulfills Marianne, a sophisticated poet, at the very same party. They begin a relationship where Eva becomes Marianne's massage therapist and confidante. Unbeknownst to Eva, Marianne is Albert's ex-wife. Marianne constantly complains about her ex-husband, giving a list of limitless faults that he has. Eva slowly understands the connection between Albert and Marianne however selects not to divulge the reality to either of them.

As Eva and Albert's love for each other continues to grow, Eva begins subconsciously comparing Albert to the unfavorable image portrayed by Marianne. The more she learns more about his imperfections, the more Eva allows herself to become influenced by Marianne's perspective, triggering her to question and question her own romantic relationship with Albert.

Despite being recommended by her pals to come clean about her connection to Marianne, Eva continues to keep her friendship a trick. Her fondness for Albert develops into a nearly motherly love, as she attempts to "fix" his practices without considering his feelings. This ultimately causes the first significant argument in between Eva and Albert, resulting in the temporary stop of their relationship.

The movie reaches a turning point at a dinner celebration Eva attends with Sarah and Will. Feeling guilty about her deception and wanting to get back on track with Albert, she decides to admit her trick. Unfortunately, Marianne arrives at the exact same party and the reality gets exposed prior to Eva can share it herself. This leads to heated confrontations between all the involved celebrations, and both relationships - Eva and Albert, and Eva and Marianne - are strained due to the betrayal.

While their relationships went sour, Eva finds out a valuable lesson about the consequences of her dishonesty, eventually taking obligation for her actions. Understanding the damage she inflicted on their trust, she looks for to make amends. Eva likewise finds out to let go of her daughter, recognizing Ellen's need for self-reliance and growth.

After some soul-searching and self-reflection, Eva finally starts a dialogue with Albert, admitting all her faults and insecurities. The two acknowledge their imperfections and share a loaded yet bittersweet psychological moment. The movie ends on an open note. Although it is unclear whether they totally fix up, Eva and Albert remain confident for the possibility of repairing their relationship.

"Enough Said" is a genuine, heartwarming, and hilarious film that wonderfully captures the complexities and obstacles of middle-aged love. Anchored by fascinating lead efficiencies from Louis-Dreyfus and Gandolfini, the movie sensitively handles themes of sincerity, vulnerability, and self-improvement, in addition to the experiences of worry, insecurity, and rely on a new romantic relationship. The film works as a crucial tip about being true to one's self and not permitting other's opinions to interfere with what makes one pleased.

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