Director: Nicole Holofcener. Cast: Julia Louis-Dreyfus, James Gandolfini, Catherine Keener, Toni Collette. 93 min. Rated PG-13. Comedy/Drama/Romance.
A most curious romantic film. Not only is this as realistic as the other great romantic movies of 2013, but also boasts deep dramatic acting by both comedian Louis-Dreyfus, and the late Gandolfini - and never falters a moment. Gandolfini, almost a cuddly teddy bear here, manages to project the deepest emotions with the slightest gaze, while strangely looking no different than the mob boss in "The Sopranos". I don't know whether his recent death made watching the movie a more heartfelt experience (was the Joker any better because Heath Ledger died?), but he sure was a great loss.