Enough Said 2013

Critics score:
96 / 100

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Mary F. Pols, TIME Magazine: A wry and moving look at a time in life that tends to get short shrift in U.S. cinema. Read more

David Edelstein, New York Magazine/Vulture: I miss the ensemble fullness and quirky pacing of Holofcener's Friends with Money and Please Give, but there are enough dissonances, parentheticals, and curlicues to remind you why her movies are like no other's. Read more

A.O. Scott, New York Times: What happens when the things that you once found charming start driving you crazy? Many love stories address that question, but Ms. Holofcener tilts it a few degrees. Read more

Lou Lumenick, New York Post: [Louis-Dreyfus] has wonderful chemistry with Gandolfini, whose Albert is warmly sympathetic, ruefully amusing, and ultimately hurt ... Read more

Rex Reed, New York Observer: Although Enough Said never really surmounts its TV sitcom style and structure, the director provides a nuanced entertainment that is enjoyable. Read more

Joe Morgenstern, Wall Street Journal: I can't say enough about the way "Enough Said" keeps its scintillating sense of humor as it grows deeper and more affecting. Read more

Moira MacDonald, Seattle Times: For all of us who've been waiting way too long for a smart, funny, snappy romantic comedy for grown-ups - here it is. Read more

Justin Chang, Variety: While the conversation sparkles and amuses as ever, there are indications here that Holofcener's uniquely perceptive voice has begun to calcify somewhat into a familiar house style. Read more

A.A. Dowd, AV Club: That's a fairly contrived sitcom scenario, but Holofcener bends it into a loose, lightly funny meditation on divorce, getting older, and impending empty-nest syndrome. Also, yes, Gandolfini is terrific. Read more

Bill Goodykoontz, Arizona Republic: Louis-Dreyfus manages the difficult trick of keeping us engaged with her character, even while driving us crazy. She's never been better. Read more

Ty Burr, Boston Globe: Holofcener delivers her most confident character comedy to date - a work of deceptively informal mastery - and Gandolfini's gentle performance just about breaks your heart. Read more

Ben Sachs, Chicago Reader: Holofcener elicits relaxed and relatable work from the entire cast, and she displays a strong ear for the patter of upper-middle-class passive-aggression. Read more

Michael Phillips, Chicago Tribune: Despite the movie's limitations, it's very satisfying to watch Louis-Dreyfus and Gandolfini enjoy each other's company on screen, as characters, because it's satisfying to watch them enjoy each other's company as performers. Read more

Peter Rainer, Christian Science Monitor: Best is Gandolfini's sensitive-guy-in-a-bulky-physique performance. He was a marvelously versatile actor, and, with the knowledge that he is gone, it's doubly poignant to watch him here. Read more

Lisa Kennedy, Denver Post: In the terse space film provides, Holofcener capturing her characters deftly. We know their fears, needs, lonesomeness. We trust the cars they drive, the food they eat, the rooms they keep tidy, or not. Read more

Tom Long, Detroit News: The easy chemistry between Louis-Dreyfus and Gandolfini is wonderfully charming - you're rooting for them even as the falsehoods pile up and the poison begins to flow. Read more

Chris Nashawaty, Entertainment Weekly: It shows us how rare love is - and how we need to grab it and not let it go. Read more

Jordan Hoffman, Film.com: You care, maybe even identify, but also wish they would shut up. Read more

Todd McCarthy, Hollywood Reporter: A winning comic romance with a wonderful regular guy performance by the late James Gandolfini. Read more

Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times: One of the pleasures of "Enough Said" is watching Louis-Dreyfus and Gandolfini, two well-known performers only Holofcener would think of putting together, come alive both as individuals and the two halves of a relationship. Read more

Connie Ogle, Miami Herald: What makes this material work so well is the chemistry between Louis-Dreyfus and Gandolfini; the terrific scene in which they embark on their first date is delightfully awkward and amusing. Read more

Rafer Guzman, Newsday: A small-scale movie made much bigger by achingly good performances from Louis-Dreyfus and Gandolfini in one of his final roles. Read more

Richard Brody, New Yorker: What matters is Gandolfini, whose languid, burry diction and Buddha-like poise set the simplest lines and deeds spinning with life-worn worlds of feeling. Read more

Stephen Whitty, Newark Star-Ledger: It's about something we didn't often see Gandolfini play - a self-deprecating, sensitive, funny and socially uncertain guy. Read more

Ella Taylor, NPR: If the sum of Enough Said is less than its parts - and really, the midlife challenges here are pretty small potatoes - the movie does have some lovely grace notes that add up to an astute observation of the symbiosis of single mothers and their daughters. Read more

Joe Neumaier, New York Daily News: What a treat it is to discover a totally new actor inside one we already loved. And how sad to know we won't see that from him again. Read more

Michael Sragow, Orange County Register: What a concept -- an adult romantic comedy that's equally wise and playful, with mold-breaking performances by James Gandolfini and Julia Louis-Dreyfus. Read more

Steven Rea, Philadelphia Inquirer: Enough Said is a romantic comedy about hurting the people you love, who you want to love - and making mistakes that may be impossible to recover from. Read more

James Berardinelli, ReelViews: The jarring shifts between effective drama and failed humor make watching Enough Said a bumpy and sometimes frustrating journey. Read more

Richard Roeper, Richard Roeper.com: The bittersweet feeling of seeing James Gandolfini soon gives way to appreciation for one of his best and most unusual roles: he plays a regular guy. Read more

Peter Travers, Rolling Stone: James Gandolfini, in one of his final roles before his death in June, is so sweetly funny in this rueful comedy that you wish he had been given more chances to tap his talent for the lighter side. Read more

Andrew O'Hehir, Salon.com: On first viewing, I conclude that "Enough Said" is irresistible, and demands a second (and third) viewing right away. Read more

Mick LaSalle, San Francisco Chronicle: Something in the combination of Louis-Dreyfus and Gandolfini doesn't seem right, or perhaps it just doesn't look right. Read more

Dana Stevens, Slate: Enough Said is a wonderful movie, observant and hilarious and full of sad and beautiful truths ... Read more

Colin Covert, Minneapolis Star Tribune: Louis-Dreyfus and Gandolfini have made only a handful of films in recent years, and they're delightful together. They contribute lived-in, vanity-free portraits of fully realized individuals hoping against hope for a new chance at lifelong love. Read more

Joe Williams, St. Louis Post-Dispatch: "Enough Said" is a precious little jewel of a movie. Read more

Liam Lacey, Globe and Mail: These are the subjects that Holofcener does exceptionally well -- the myopia, vanity and insecurities of the moderately privileged. Read more

Peter Howell, Toronto Star: Gandolfini's achingly honest work is at odds with the rest of Enough Said, which should have been titled Not Enough Said. Read more

Alonso Duralde, TheWrap: The good kind of fall movie - intelligent, literate and entertaining, deserving of praise without ever nakedly angling for awards. Prizes would be nice, but the best result would be for the powers that be to give Holofcener more money to make more films. Read more

Cath Clarke, Time Out: Enough Said is Nicole Holofcener's best yet - it's what we wanted from the new Bridget Jones book, a smart comedy about dating in your 50s. Read more

Sam Adams, Time Out: While most film romances feel like a fait accompli, Enough Said's tentative fumblings toward bliss require, and merit, fighting for; its wanderings are never less than pleasant and its final moments pack surprising emotional power. Read more

Claudia Puig, USA Today: With its heartfelt performances, intelligent writing and subtle humor, this is easily one of the most perceptive and engaging movies of the year. Read more

Stephanie Zacharek, Village Voice: As always in Holofcener's films, people in Enough Said say terrible things to each other. You hear them and think, No one would ever say that in real life-until you recognize that yes, of course they would. Read more

Ann Hornaday, Washington Post: Feisty, funny, fizzy and deeply wise, "Enough Said" sparkles within and without, just like the rare gem that it is. Read more