If anyone can make you seek out the bittersweet romantic comedy Enough Said maybe George Costanza’s mother can pressure you into it.
Enough Said, which is in theaters now, stars Julia Louis-Dreyfus as a massage therapist who discovers that one of her clients (Catherine Keener) is the ex-wife of her new boyfriend (a lovable, lunkish James Gandolfini) and decides to use the relationship to secretly gather intel on her new man.
At a recent Q&A for the Nicole Holofcener film, Louis-Dreyfus talked a lot about her late co-star Gandolfini, whose final lead performance is also one of his most sweet and tender, and making the leap from cringe-comedy like her Emmy-winning role on Veep to a film with a more dramatic and romantic edge.
But then, at the very end, the entire show was stolen by one 85-year-old woman …
The audience for the film at this particular screening was filled with people from various guild nominating committees, including the Screen Actors Guild, since Enough Said is hoping to ride its sleeper success and critical raves to some awards love this season. Among the attendees was Estelle Harris, best known as George’s pushy mom from Seinfeld and the voice of Mrs. Potato Head in the Toy Story movies.
Check out Louis-Dreyfus as she addresses her comedic addiction to “shame and humiliation” in the video below. Then watch the final moment of the event as Harris finally catches our attention from the crowd.
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