The first part of this movie may seem boring and you may think it non sense. It shows the life of a woman, Eva (Julia-Louis Dreyfus) who is divorced and hasn't had an opportunity to marry again, she hasn't found anyone. She is a massagist, that has to listen all day to stories of others. She also has a great friend and a daughter that is going soon to college.
Everything changes when she meets a woman, who is going to become a client, at a party, and also a non-attractive guy, Albert (James Gandolfini) that is going to change her life. The thing about the film is that there's not an explanation, like other romantic comedies of the relationship between Eva and Albert, it's more like anything happens and everything seems like a couple who old-dating (going out to a Restaurant or to the cinema). A sudden thing changes the movie. Eva realizes, by a guacamole plate, she is dating the ex from the woman she met at the party and is massaging and this one talks nothing but mean things of Albert.
In conclusion this film stands out because of the performances and also because the story is a tipical from classic comedies but it has a different point, the suffering is not the thing the director wants to focus in, she wants to focus on the story, the people, the feelings, the acts of everyday life and the ones that happen once but that stay forever, like saying goodbye to your daughter because she is going to college. Worth seeing, entrataining and overall fond and kind.