What could Tony Soprano possibly teach me about love? Well, it’s not exactly Tony Soprano. It’s the late (and great) James Galdolfini in the movie Enough Said.
First and foremost, watching this movie is just so sad knowing that James Gandolfini is no longer with us. His performance is stunning.
He plays opposite Julia Louis-Dreyfus, and together they play a couple who just started dating. We see them from the beginning stages of their relationship, and as they get more comfortable with each other.
***SPOILER ALERT: If you haven’t seen the movie and want to, you probably shouldn’t read the next few lines or watch this episode of BDG.TV. While it doesn’t tell the whole story, it still might give you more information than you want to know.***
At some point in their relationship James Gandolfini’s character says, “You broke my heart. And I’m too old for this shit.”
This taught me two very important things:
1) Guys fall in love.
2) Guys get their hearts broken.
Do you think a guy would ever say that in real life? Well, turns out James Gandolfini added the line himself!
I realize this might be a big fat duh to you. But I have to admit, it can be easy for me to forget. Is this is obvious to you? Or do you need this reminder too? Let me know in the comments section below!
Let’s bring some more compassion to the boys, OK?