Enough Said script
Enough Said (2013)
Synopsis: Eva (Julia Louis-Dreyfus), a divorced single parent, seems generally happy but dreads her daughter's departure for college. Unexpectedly, Eva begins a romance with Albert (James Gandolfini), a nice man with whom she has much in common. Meanwhile, Eva finds a new friend in Marianne (Catherine Keener), a poet who is just about perfect except for one thing: She constantly denigrates her ex-husband -- Albert. The more Eva hears, the more she doubts her relationship with him.

EXT. HOLLYWOOD APARTMENT BUILDING - DAY

Eva, 45 and attractive, gets out of her old Prius, takes out

a large massage table and proceeds to carry it to the

apartment building. She’s wearing sweatpants and sneakers,

ready for work.

INT. HOLLYWOOD APARTMENT - DAY

A middle aged man, MARTIN, is enjoying his massage. Face up,

gaping mouth and utterly relaxed, Eva works on his neck and

shoulders from behind him.

MARTIN:

Oh, yeah, right there, my neck. Perfect.

EVA:

Take a deep breath and hold it a minute.

(he does)

Now, exhale.

He lets out a long exhale and Eva almost falls over from his

BAD BREATH. She has to back up.

EVA (CONT’D)

Good...

MARTIN:

Should I do it again?

EVA:

No, no. One is good.

INT. BRENTWOOD HOUSE/BEDROOM - DAY

Eva gives a massage to CYNTHIA, 35, who lies face down.

Despite the soothing music, Cynthia talks loudly and

constantly.

CYNTHIA:

She brought cupcakes, I brought cake

pops, and she goes “they’re the same

thing” but they’re not the same thing

because a cupcake is a cupcake, a cake

pop is a cake with a stick in it. Anyway,

the real issue is her daughter because

she’s not very smart whereas my daughter

Anna...

Cynthia rolls over, continuing to talk. When she’s on her

back Eva closes Cynthia’s eyes.

EXT. YOUNG MAN’S HOUSE - ANOTHER DAY

Eva lugs her large massage table up the stairs to an

apartment. It’s heavy and clumsy. The front door (at the top

of the stairs) opens up and HAL, 30, greets her.

HAL:

Hey Eva. Come on up!

He smiles and watches her struggle up the stairs, not

helping.

EXT. EVA’S HOUSE - NIGHT

A cute, well kept bungalow type place.

INT. EVA’S HOUSE/BEDROOM - NIGHT

Eva is at her mirror putting on lipstick. Her daughter ELLEN,

18 and cute, comes in returning a necklace to the dresser.

ELLEN:

Hey mom. Where are you going?

EVA:

To a party with Sarah and Will so they

don’t have to be alone.

(beat)

You want to come?

ELLEN:

Why?

EVA:

Because you’re leaving soon and we should

hang out.

ELLEN:

I’m good.

She heads back into her own room.

ENOUGH SAID 2

INT. WILL’S NEW PRIUS - NIGHT

Will (42) drives. His wife Sarah (40) sits beside him putting

on some makeup. Eva listens from the backseat as they explain

something to her.

WILL:

We can never find anything.

SARAH:

She puts things in the weirdest places.

Like, if I leave my bracelets on the

kitchen counter she’ll put them in a

drawer in the kitchen.

(to Will)

Why can’t you just do it?

WILL:

I always do it. I fired the gardener.

It’s not fair.

SARAH:

(to Eva)

We want to fire her but he won’t do it.

(to Will)

It’s not hard for you. Why does it have

to be fair?

WILL:

You should do it because it’s hard for

you.

SARAH:

Oh, please.

WILL:

Come on Sarah, grow up. You can fire a

maid.

SARAH:

Is that the definition of maturity? Being

able to fire your friggin’ maid?

EVA:

(leaning forward, showing

her lipstick)

Sarah, does this color look good on me?

SARAH:

You look good. Pretty.

WILL:

That’s nice. Nice look.

ENOUGH SAID 3

EXT. PALISADES HOUSE - NIGHT

Will, Sarah and Eva scan the large party and the beautiful

back yard.

EVA:

So whose party is this?

WILL:

Well, he’s a big book agent and she’s an

interior designer. They know everyone.

SARAH:

Maybe there’s single men here. Oh shit, I

see a patient.

EVA:

What are you going to do?

SARAH:

I don’t know. Ignore her until I can’t.

EVA:

Show me. Introduce me!

SARAH:

No way.

EVA:

You’re a wet blanket. Oh, I see someone

from my gym.

Eva wanders off to say Hi to the gym woman, HILARY. She’s

standing with another very attractive and stylish woman,

MARIANNE. Both are mid 40’s.

HILARY:

Eva - hi. This is Marianne. This is Eva.

Eva’s a fabulous masseuse.

MARIANNE:

Oh! Nice to meet you.

HILARY:

Oh, will you guys excuse me for a sec?

I’ve got to find a bathroom.

She walks off leaving Marianne and Eva alone.

EVA:

That was abrupt.

ENOUGH SAID 4

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Nicole Holofcener

Nicole Holofcener is an American film and television director and screenwriter. She has directed five feature films, including Friends with Money and Enough Said as well as various television series. more…

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