August 6, 2013 at 12:36 pm #108138
Enough Said, a new romantic comedy written by Nicole Holofcener and starring James Gandolfini and Julia Louis-Dreyfus, has finally received a release date (platform release on September 20) and the official trailer has debuted!
The first link is a Deadline article about the film, and the second is a THR article containing the official trailer, which debuted today.
I’ve been excited for this film for such a long time, being a big fan of JLD and Gandolfini and looking forward to their pairing, and the trailer does not disappoint! Does anything think this could be a contender at the Globes?
Formerly known in the forums as PianoMann.August 6, 2013 at 12:49 pm #108140
Great trailer, looking forward to this. Kinda sucks watching the trailer knowing James is no longer with us.August 6, 2013 at 3:04 pm #108141
Holofcener is a terrific writer/director. Hoping this is great.August 7, 2013 at 3:23 am #108142
This looks great, very good trailer. I think Julia Louis-Dreyfus could very well score a Golden Globe nomination for this.August 8, 2013 at 12:26 pm #108143
Another great trailer today! I’ll be quite saddened while watching this, but at least it looks like it’ll be very funny.August 10, 2013 at 11:45 am #108144
Holy -! This looks great! So glad to see Dreyfus back in the film realm again! I hope she gets a Globe nod!September 7, 2013 at 3:22 pm #108145
Here’s a great article from Deadline about the film’s reception in Toronto and Julia’s difficulty discussing James’ passing.
Pete Hammond “wouldn’t be surprised to see some awards traction either, perhaps with nominations for Louis-Dreyfus and Gandolfini… at the Golden Globes,” and Holofcener’s script “could, with a little luck, be a contender… both at the Oscars and the WGA awards.”
Formerly known in the forums as PianoMann.September 8, 2013 at 6:31 am #108146
JLD also could be a contender at the Oscars if it’s really good.September 8, 2013 at 8:40 am #108147
I’m not sure about that, unfortunately. What was the last truly comedic performance to be nominated for the Lead Actress Oscar, Diane Keaton in Something’s Gotta Give? As much as I love her, JLD doesn’t have the prestige or recognition with the film Academy that she does with the television Academy, certainly not like Diane Keaton did to earn that nod (which was much deserved in my opinion).
Formerly known in the forums as PianoMann.September 8, 2013 at 9:56 am #108148
Here’s a nice short interview with Nicole, Julia, Catherine, and the three younger girls from Toronto:
Formerly known in the forums as PianoMann.September 8, 2013 at 12:25 pm #108149
I think this film has a half decent shot at awards success. It’s got good reviews and a great script from the sounds of it. I think JLD can get a nomination for GG comedy/musical actress. I’d also say that the film get into comedy/musical pic possibly. As for Gandolfini, I think he’s best placed is supporting actor (if feasible – it seems like JLD is lead anyway) the GG would carry him through, SAG too, and, provided the competition isn’t too heavy, I think he could get an oscar nomination. The original screenplay could surely make WGA, but once in with the Oscars, with more entrants, Holofcener could struggle. I’m looking forward to seeing the film, the trailer is excellent, and reviews seem good so farSeptember 8, 2013 at 1:51 pm #108151
Here is The Hollywood Reporter‘s review of the film after the screening in Toronto. Among the highlights for the performers:
“Gandolfini is quite wonderful… The performance suggests that the actor had greater range that his prior roles had allowed him to display or develop.”
“Louis-Dreyfus… energetically carries the film with an animated performance that endearingly embraces Eva’s foibles.”
Formerly known in the forums as PianoMann.September 10, 2013 at 9:13 am #108152
A nice review from Darren Ruecker, that I found on Rotten Tomatoes: http://wegotthiscovered.com/movies/enough-said-review-tiff-2013/
“Not to understate the great performances by Toni Collette, who plays Eva’s friend Sarah and speaks in her actual Australian accent for apparently the first time in an American movie, and Keener, who captures the mix of affability and bitterness of her lonely poet character, but it’s our two stars who truly shine in this film. Gandolfini shows precisely why he’ll be so deeply missed by audiences; he is so quietly charming and unassuming in his humor that it’s hard to not find him absolutely adorable, which is important given the visual mismatch between his character and Eva. The disparate appearances of the couple, really just the immense difference in size, only adds to the comedy and unexpected nature of the story.
This could be Louis-Dreyfus’ greatest screen performance yet. We’ve seen how well she can play comedy in her work since the 80s on Saturday Night Live, gaining the most attention onSeinfeld, and most recently the dense humor of Veep. Particularly in the latter case, she has shown hints of tremendous dramatic skill, but Enough Said gives her the opportunity to find new heights, so to speak (she’s a small woman!), in more serious tones and greater emotional depth. The moments with her daughter are sad and sweet at times, and her ability to be simultaneously charming and profoundly vulnerable is pretty extraordinary. The image of her struggling to carry her massage table up that huge flight of narrow stairs sums up the character and performance beautifully: dragging some enormous weight behind her and struggling hard to do so, but all with a smile on her face and using humor to cope.”
Also, the UK trailer is out: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N5QghiVVn4A&feature=youtube_gdataSeptember 17, 2013 at 6:57 pm #108153
The New York Times review is extremely positive. If you have a subscription (or have some free articles left for the month) see the link below! Here are some pull quotes:
“Now is the time to state that “Enough Said” is very funny indeed. Line for line, scene for scene, it is one of the best-written American film comedies in recent memory and an implicit rebuke to the raunchy, sloppy spectacles of immaturity that have dominated the genre in recent years.”
“This movie will make you laugh and leave you in tears.”
“reliably hilarious Julia Louis-Dreyfus” … “Ms. Louis-Dreyfus was memorably described (in her “Seinfeld” persona) as a pretty woman with “a face like a frying pan.” That face has matured into a remarkably expressive instrument. Eva is like no other movie character I have ever seen, and uncannily like a lot of real women I know.”
“Ms. Louis-Dreyfus and Ms. Holofcener… approach Eva’s emotional adventures, as mother, lover and friend, as a series of practical and ethical challenges.”
“Mr. Gandolfini, so playful and alive, in one of his final major movie roles and feeling once again the loss of his remarkable gift.”
“But there is also something deeper. The ache that Enough Said leaves behind comes from the blunt force of truth. The final scenes have such impact because Ms. Holofcener has struck a buried nerve, uncovered a zone of anxiety, fear and hope that has rarely been explored with such empathy or precision.”
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