In Holofcener’s new feature, Julia Louis-Dreyfus plays Eva, a divorced mother who meets James Gandolfini’s Albert. They begin to fall for each other just as Eva realizes that her new beau is none other than the despised ex-husband of her new client, Marianne, played by Catherine Keener (one of the things I like about Holofcener is that her films often give us another chance to hear Keener’s adorable rasp). As Eva listens to Marianne’s complaints about her ex, the budding relationship between Eva and Albert begins to wither.
Holofcener’s 2006 Friends With Money won the Dorothy Arzner Directors Award and was nominated for the Independent Spirit Award for Best Screenplay, as was her 2010 dramedy Please Give. Enough Said, which offers fans one last chance to see Gandolfini onscreen, just premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival and looks poised to collect awards as well.
What’s more, Claudia Puig — one of my favorite film critics — loved it, calling Louis-Dreyfus and Gandolfini “the year’s most likable on-screen couple.” That’s more than enough to make me excited about this one.