Enoughís premise isnít at all enjoyable, but rather
entertaining because itís supposed to be taken seriously, but it
makes you laugh even harder than Austin Powers will.
Jennifer Lopez plays the most stupid and dumbfounded character,
while her husband, played by Billy Campbell, has the most
unnecessary and plain stupid personality ever created in the movie
business. The film was made and molded by big names like Michael
Apted and Jennifer Lopez; but turns out to be one of the worst
movies of the year. I would normally give such ugly material a worse
grade than the average two buckets, but I think that it is actually
worth a watch because of the enjoyment youíll get out of viewing
such an ugly excuse for a good story, well-developed characters, and
a thoroughly written screenplay. But, Iím sorry filmmakers, if you
didnít notice, the movie stinks.
The film starts with a series of scenes
that act as a prequel. We see clips from how a couple meets, gets
married, and has a child. They are very wealthy and have almost
everything anyone could wish for, except there relationship moves
downhill as the husband (Billy Campbell) starts dating a series of
other women. And his wife (Jennifer Lopez), finds out the hard way
when dialing the presets on his cellular phone when she is left
puzzled when the number ď33Ē pops up on his pager. He begins to
display no interest in her and the old sparks donít seem to be
flying anymore. She confronts him on the topic, and sooner or later
the case turns from a small side-relationship into a big issue of
domestic abuse. She would like to report it to the police, but is
scared that their small child will be turned over to county
services. The two try to run away from this monstrous husband, but
he always seems to find them, and they risk their lives every time
he does. She finally admits that sheís had way too much mental
trauma, and decides that she must give the kid to her friend to take
care of for a while. She canít run, and she canít hide, so she must
fight; so she starts to take individual self-defense courses. Who
will win the battle? Iím sure you already know, predictability is a
big contributor to the films weaknesses, so whatís the point of
watching the agony unfold again?
There are two pros to the flick, a kick
ass action sequence and some cool karate stunts. The action scene
has a car chase that is unforgettable, due to its great green screen
jobs, cool stunts, and killer ending. It is also realistic, as well,
which is hard to find in such clips. The self defense courses are
also fun to watch simply because of the fact that itís interesting
to see Jennifer Lopez try to knock out a few really hefty guys.
These areas are about the only ones to excel in this messy disaster
of a film, though.
Overall, Enough is okay to
watch, but does not succeed in making a worthwhile and entertaining
experience. It couldíve benefited from lesser known actors and
actresses, a more creative director, and a further written
screenplay. Most everything is a mess, and is just flat out lame.
The tired material doesnít work, and will never work. There is one
reasonable purpose any person would have to watch the movie itself,
and that is to be entertained by the wannabe-type material; if
youíre not one of them, look elsewhere.
-Danny, Bucket Reviews