May 24th, 2002



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Still of Jennifer Lopez in EnoughStill of Jennifer Lopez and Dan Futterman in Enough

On the run from an abusive husband, a young mother begins to train herself to fight back.

Release Year: 2002

Rating: 5.1/10 (15,979 voted)

Critic's Score: 25/100

Director: Michael Apted

Stars: Jennifer Lopez, Billy Campbell, Tessa Allen

An abused woman discovers that the dream man she married isn't who she thought he was. She and her daughter try to escape (aided by her previous boyfriend), but he pursues her relentlessly. Fearing also for the safety of her daughter, she decides that there's only one way out of the marriage: kill him.

Jennifer Lopez - Slim Hiller
Billy Campbell - Mitch Hiller
Tessa Allen - Gracie Hiller
Juliette Lewis - Ginny
Dan Futterman - Joe
Noah Wyle - Robbie
Fred Ward - Jupiter
Janet Carroll - Mrs. Hiller
Bill Cobbs - Jim Toller
Christopher Maher - Phil
Bruce A. Young - Instructor
Bruce French - Homeowner
Ruben Madera - Teddy
Dan Martin - FBI Agent
Jeff Kober - FBI Agent

Taglines: Self defense isn't murder.


Official Website: Sony [United States] |

Release Date: 24 May 2002

Filming Locations: 311 East Thomas Street, Seattle, Washington, USA

Box Office Details

Budget: $38,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend: $17,213,137 (USA) (27 May 2002) (2623 Screens)

Gross: $51,801,187 (Worldwide)

Technical Specs


Did You Know?

When Slim has a monologue in the car and Gracie is sleeping, actress Tessa Allen was actually asleep. The film makers tried while Tessa was awake but because they wanted to do long shots of Gracie sleeping it was hard for a young Tessa to keep her eyes completely still for the hour it took to film the scene. Instead, they waited until she had a nap and her mum picked her up and brought her into the car to film the scene.

Audio/visual unsynchronized: When Slim visits the lawyer, he says, "Pardon my french, but I hope you got some pleasure out of it because you have really screwed yourself" his mouth says 'fucked' instead of 'screwed'.

Slim: [Tearing up] I'm not the kind of girl who's husband beats her up!

User Review

Extremely Enjoyable!!


First off...why does the fact that this movie deals with spousal abuse and a woman smart enough to run and hide automatically make it a ripoff of "Sleeping with the Enemy"? Because "The Count of Monte Cristo" has swordplay, does that make it a ripoff of all of the Zorro movies, or the Robin Hood movies? Does the fact that Spiderman is a Marvel Superhero make it a ripoff of "The X-Men"? Of course not. And only the very basic storylines make "Enough" and "Sleeping..." similar at all. Let me illustrate...

In "Sleeping with the Enemy", Julia Roberts plays a weak willed woman who stays with her mentally abusive husband until she finally has enough and leaves when she gets the chance to fake her death. Julia never changes...always the weak willed, scared out of her gourd hiding wife.

In "Enough", Jennifer Lopez plays a strong minded woman who decides to leave her abusive husband as soon as she finds out what he is really like. Jennifer never changes either...but in this case she maintains her strength, and although scared out of her gourd also, she sets out to confront him in a physical battle...his forte usually.

This movie was great entertainment. Anyone who says they felt this was a total yawner, with no tension at all is too critical. This is what entertainment is about. This was a great way to spend 2 hours as far as I am concerned.

Ms Lopez is becoming a better actress with each film. But, as far as the female actresses go in this flick...the little girl who portrayed Jennifer's daughter out-acted everyone else...male or female. Two thumbs UP for this little lady!!


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