A divorced and single parent, Eva (Julia Louis Dreyfus) spends her days enjoying work as a masseuse but dreading her daughter's impending departure for college. She meets Albert (James Gandolfini) a sweet, funny and like-minded man also facing an empty nest. As their romance quickly blossoms, Eva befriends Marianne (Catherine Keener), her new massage client. Marianne is a beautiful poet who seems "almost perfect" except for one prominent quality: she rags on her ex-husband way too much. Suddenly, Eva finds herself doubting her own relationship with Albert as she learns the truth about Marianne's ex.
James Gandolfini changes tact from his usual macho roles in this one. He is a delight to watch and proves what a sad loss to the movie industry he was. Never twee, but a charming tale around the dynamics of two mature adults falling in love again after each having a failed marriage. The script is very natural (I suspect some ad libbing in places) and the acting faultless.