It seemed like a dream come true for Slim (Jennifer Lopez) when wealthy Mitch Hiller (Billy Campbell) came to her rescue in the diner where she waited tables. But dreams have a way of turning into nightmares. After their daughter is born, Mitch goes more distant and Slim learns of his affairs. When she confronts him, he threatens not only physical abuse but also taking their daughter away. A lawyer advises her that a pending custody hearing for their daughter could be a deadly trap, so Slim decides she’s had enough physical and emotional abuse. This tense thriller, although predictable, especially appeals to women, but Lopez fans will swell initial audiences.
Mitch justifies his affairs with archaic, chauvinistic reasoning that she shouldn’t complain because he provides Slim all of the luxuries. In true Neanderthal style, Mitch hits and beats Slim when she attempts to leave. The police are portrayed as ineffectual in protecting abused spouses. But a lawyer tells her she missed the opportunity for legal protection because she didn’t report the abuse. Their child is also subject to Mitch’s foul cursing of Slim as well as seeing her parents struggle during an attack. Audiences are subjected to several scenes of brutal violence as characters are punched, kicked and hit with objects. Poor messages about legal protection for spouse abuse and planned retaliation, several obscenities and graphic brutality make ENOUGH too much for discerning viewers.