First we watched Enough Said, with James Gandolfini (RIP), and Julia Louis Dreyfus. A very different role for the former mafia boss Tony Sprono, but boy was he sweet, lovable and played a wonderful part as Albert, divorced father to a teenage daughter about to head off to college, and dreading the empty nest. I fell in love with Albert, a big cuddly, gentle-giant. Eva, played by Dreyfus, worked as a masseuse, a divorced mom, to a daughter also about to head off for college. The chemistry between the two is great, the dialog is fantastic, and how the two connect, the people they have in common made this a funny and most touching story. Even my husband loved it, and it isn't the type of story he would normally enjoy.
We then made some popcorn, and watched Captain Phillips with Tom Hanks immediately after. Based on a true story about the 2009 hijacking of a US cargo ship by Somali pirates. Lot's of action, nail-biting scenes and an emotionally charged ending. An eye-opener of a story. Tom Hanks (Captain Phillips) was amazing, as was Barkhad Abdi the captain of the run down pirate boat. Although this is not a movie, I normally enjoy, I liked this one more than anticipated. We both agreed, it does pay to move outside of ones comfort zone now and then.
Have you seen these? What did you think?