Enough Said

Rated 4.0

It has become second nature for a struggling film actor to reinvigorate his or her career on television, but it is much less rare for the star of a long-running TV show to find new life on the big screen. Against all odds, Nicole Holofcener's witty and observant Enough Said successfully reinvents a couple of TV stars who never quite connected as film actors. Julia Louis-Dreyfus and James Gandolfini play Eva and Albert, divorced empty nesters who begin a tentative courtship. Of course, it is bittersweet watching Gandolfini on screen again, especially when he's so good in a role that is the polar opposite of Tony Soprano. Louis-Dreyfus and Gandolfini have genuine chemistry, and their self-effacing flirtation grounds the film. The script eventually forces Eva into a silly, TV-sized deception, but the characters are interesting enough to withstand an occasionally unsteady plot.