The Silver Bullet ~ Enough Said

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Synopsis: A divorced woman who decides to pursue the man she’s interested in learns he’s her new friend’s ex-husband.

Release Date:  September 20, 2013

Thoughts:  The sudden death of James Gandolfini (Zero Dark Thirty) in June is something that many fans can’t quite wrap their heads around quite yet.  Gandolfini’s tough guy persona kept him from getting roles with a softer edge…which is why Enough Said has caught my eye.  It’s not just because it stars the invaluable (and undervalued) Julia Louis-Dreyfus and features Toni Collette (Muriel’s Wedding, The Way, Way Back) in a supporting role but because it’s Gandolfini’s last film…and it’s a mature romantic comedy. Writer/director Nicole Holofcener has been delivering solidly for nearly two decades yet while she’s popular in the indie film niche she’s yet to truly break into mainstream fare.  Enough Said is probably too small of a film to help make that leap but the public’s love for Gandolfini will get more than the usual amount of people to check this one out…myself included.

The Silver Bullet ~ Thanks for Sharing

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Synopsis: A romantic comedy that follows the lives of three friends who meet while attending 12-step meetings to help treat their addiction to sex.

Release Date:  September 20, 2013

Thoughts: Oscar winners Tim Robbins and Gwyneth Paltrow join Mark Ruffalo (Marvel’s The Avengers), Josh Gad (The Internship, jOBS), and Alecia Moore (aka singer Pink) star in a comedy from one of the writers of The Kids are Alright, in what could be considered edgy material in some circles.  Though group meetings for sex addiction may raise some eyebrows, this seems to be a harmless (read, slight) opportunity for more than a few of the above actors to not take themselves so seriously.  I’m hoping the script shapes up to be more about finding some healthy balance in relationships rather than exploring the nether regions of material we’ve seen before.