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I Want Someone to Eat Cheese With (2006)

 -  Comedy | Romance  -  28 April 2006 (USA)
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About a man who has trouble with his job, trouble with women, and uses food to deal with it all.

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James Aaron
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Dick
Mina Kolb ...
Mrs. Aaron
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Charlie Perlman
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Car Dealership Receptionist
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Bill Bjango
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Fake Daughter
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Andrea Hope (as Rebecca Allen)
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Myra
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Luca Giancarlo
Kate Merrill ...
French Woman
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Philippino Woman
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Larry
Patti Vasquez ...
Hot Dog Lady
Josh Rosenblatt ...
Poncho Boy
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Life has its downs for James, living with his mom in Chicago at 39, an aging performer at Second City, eating and weighing too much. A woman he's been dating drops him, as does his agent, her brother. James turns down roles in local TV, roles that make him sad. Someone's remaking his favorite movie, "Marty," a role he'd love, but he doesn't even get an audition. He has a minor meltdown when talking at a grade school career day. Things look up when he meets the quirky Beth at an ice cream shop. Can James make a career for himself, move out from mom's, and find someone to eat cheese with? Or is he destined to watch Jackie Gleason and be Marty for the rest of his life? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Sometimes love is just a big bowl of wrong.

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Comedy | Romance

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28 April 2006 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Alguém Que Me Compreenda  »

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Budget:

$1,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$12,317 (USA) (7 September 2007)

Gross:

$194,568 (USA) (4 January 2008)
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Mina Kolb and Jeff Garlin also played mother and son on Curb Your Enthusiasm (1999). See more »

Quotes

Mrs. Aaron: You're not gonna wear that shirt, are you?
James Aaron: Don't you see that's not even a question?
Mrs. Aaron: That shirt makes you look fat.
James Aaron: That's because I am fat.
Mrs. Aaron: You're not fat!
James Aaron: If anything, I make the shirt look fat!
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Rue De La Loi
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Wait for it to sink in
21 September 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

My original title for this review was going to be, "Ending disappoints, Film triumphs." But I actually thought about this one on the way home. It is not the fairy tale most of these films are, it takes turns that are different and while its ending is at first disappointing, it slowly sinks in and hits the core on a satisfying tone.

The plot follows a man named James Aaron(Curb Your Enthusiasm's Jeff Garlin, who also wrote and directed) a struggling actor who lives in Chicago with his mother and deals with both his obesity and his inability to find someone to love.

Yes, it sounds corny, but it experiments with elements that make it somewhat unpredictable, and actually makes you wish it were longer. The ending came kind of abruptly and had me saying, "that's it!?" But once it starts to take it's toll, it really makes you smile.

It does have many tones of seriousness throughout, but fear not, for it is also very funny. Some scenes offer huge laughs, and those who have seen Jeff Garlin's stand-up will recognize a couple (Primarily when he gives a speech at career day for his niece's kindergarten class and bombs). It begins on somewhat of a serious note that you do not expect, but what follows is very funny, entertaining, and quite poignant as well. It is the kind of movie that you keep watching and always enjoy. And as I said before, while the ending may seem absurd at first, once you take time to think about, it is a true joy.


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