Released: September 18, 2013
Average Rating: 4 stars (1 user)
Written and Performed by Craig Erickson
Courtesy of Fervor Records
LOVE ALONE (JEREMY SOLE REMIX)
Written by Andrew Spraggon and Trevor Rennie
Performed by Sola Rosa
Courtesy of Sugaroo!
WAY WITH WORDS
Written by Elisabeth Linton and Spencer Harrison
Performed by Mideau
Courtesy of Bleed101
Written by Matteo Curcio and Marinella Mastrosimone
Performed by Musetta
Courtesy of Irma Records by arrangement with pigFACTORY
THOSE WHO LIVE FOR LOVE WILL LIVE FOREVER
Written by Taraka Larson and Nimai Dasi Larson
Performed by Prince Rama
Courtesy of Paw Tracks
By Arrangement with Terrorbird Media
SO COME WITH US
Written by Ben Kaniewski & Louise Alenius Boserup
Performed by Lasse Boman
Courtesy of Platform Music Group
Written by Andrew Wallace, Misun Wojcik and William Givens
Performed by Misun
Courtesy of Bleed101
COMIC STRIP BUBBLES
Written by Delphine Gardin, Sacha Toorop and Joel Grignard
Performed by Monsoon
Courtesy of Green l.f.ant Publishing / dEPOT214
Written by Alessandro Alessandroni and Alex Alessandroni
Performed by Moo Industries Collective
SONGS WITHOUT WORDS OP. 19, NO. 1
Written by Felix Mendelssohn
Courtesy of 5 Alarm Music
Written and Performed by Neil Halstead
Courtesy of Brushfire Records / Universal Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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Written by Mark Oliver Everett
Performed by EELS
Courtesy of E Works Records
|by Sean Saulsbury
on March 4th, 2014
Enough Said, James Gandolfini's final performance before his tragic death last year, is a delightful tale about two divorcees with teenage children who are seeking love and find solace in one another.
Writer/director Nicole Holofcener tells a simple and straightforward story, and it works because it is simple. Even the characters' names are simple.
Julia Louis-Dreyfus plays Eva, a massage therapist who seems to have more of a connection with her teenager daughter's best friend than her teenage daughter. Eva is the most complex character because she harbors self-doubt, which comes into full force when she discovers the man she is dating, Albert, is also the ex-husband of one of her new massage clients, Marianne.
The comedy is derived from the fact that Eva conceals from Albert that she is getting information about him from his ex-wife (or even that she knows him). And as Eva begins to fall in love with Albert, she second guesses herself by believing Marianne's tendentious view of Albert.
Gandolfini's performance is the most effective. His blunt but relaxed and to-the-point-though-slightly-resigned countenance carries much of the film's charm. We like his character, Albert, despite his flaws. He's not the noblest person in the world, and he accepts that about himself. We want to accept him, too.
There is no strong message or theme here, save for the experience of simplicity or the need for more of it in one's life which is something to take note of.
The score by Marcelo Zarvos follows this theme as well, and fits the film's mood perfectly. Simple instruments and melodies make up most of the music and the soundtrack makes for a relaxing stand-alone listening experience.
In the end, Enough Said doesn't have a lot to say, and that's okay. Perhaps that is the point. We can enjoy it for what it is, a simple, lighthearted romantic comedy to experience for 93 minutes.
This movie was screen at my home from an HD rental from Amazon On-Demand streaming.
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