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Thursday, December 26, 2013

Report Card---"Enough Said".

"Enough Said" is a romantic comedy drama that stars James Gandolfini and Julia Louis-Dreyfuss.
It was Gandolfini's last film.
He died during shooting.
You really can't tell.
It borders on being a chick-flick, but stays within the borders.
It is very warm, entertaining, interesting, and thoughtful

On to the scoring:

Is it interesting?

Very.
A.

Compelling even?

I wouldn't go that far.
B.

Is it controversial?

To a minor extent.
B.

Is it a story worth telling?

Absolutely
A.

Is it good storytelling?

Very. It is relentlessly interesting.
A.

Is it well written?

Extremely well written.  Not quite Aaron Sorkin level, but close.
A+.

Is it well cast? Well played?, Well shot?

All of the above.  Particularly if they had to do gymnastics to cover Gandolfini's posthumous scenes.
A+.

Is it too long? Too short?

Just right.
A.

Is it believable? Do you care about the characters?

Considering that the premise might seem far-fetched, totally, and totally..
A.

Is it predictable? Does it surprise you?

The ending was a bit predictable, but nothing else along the way was. 
B+.

Do you think about it after you've seen it?

The story was quite intriguing, and I thought a lot about Gandolfini.
A+

Is it funny?

Quite often.
A.

Would it have been worth the thirteen bucks it would have cost to see it in the movies?

I needn't have left the house, but that's me.
C.

Is it impressive ?

Quite.
A.

Overall grade: A.

This was the best possible way to remember Gandolfini.

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