Enough Said, one of James Gandolfini’s last movies, is not a true story about its director, Nicole Holofcener. But that doesn’t mean Holofcener wasn’t influenced by her own experiences.
As she explains in this exclusive behind-the-scenes featurette about the making of the movie, part of the inspiration for the story was her knowledge of what it’s like to be single among married friends: “When I was single, I was often the third wheel,” she says. “Couples would take me to parties or fix me up and stuff, and here you are trying to be hopeful about your own love life while you’re watching all this crap go on between the married people.”
Star Julia Louis-Dreyfus, who plays a woman caught between two halves of a divorced couple, also discusses why the movie was almost called She Means Well.
Enough Said, which originally opened in just four theaters (two each in New York City and Los Angeles), will open nationwide on Oct. 11.
(MORE: Mary Pols reviews Enough Said)