I Want Someone to Eat Cheese With (2006)

R  |   |  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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Cast overview, first billed only:
James Aaron
Mina Kolb ...
Mrs. Aaron
Charlie Perlman
Car Dealership Receptionist
Bill Bjango
Fake Daughter
Andrea Hope (as Rebecca Allen)
Luca Giancarlo
Kate Merrill ...
French Woman
Cita Orendain ...
Philippino Woman
Hot Dog Lady
Josh Rosenblatt ...
Poncho Boy


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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Release Date:

28 April 2006 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Alguém Que Me Compreenda  »

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Box Office


$1,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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


$194,568 (USA) (4 January 2008)

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Many of the actors in the posters of the casting director's agent can be seen on the walls of James' agent showing that he is winning other people roles. See more »


Beth: Yeah, I used to be chubby when I was a little girl.
James Aaron: Yes, but I'm not a little girl.
Beth: No, you're a big girl.
James Aaron: A big pretty girl.
Beth: Big, pretty girl wanna go for a walk?
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References Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005) See more »


Music by Guster
Lyrics by Ryan Miller
Performed by Guster
Courtesy of Warner Bros. Records Inc.
By Arrangement with Warner Music Group Film and TV licensing
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Where's Larry?
22 February 2008 | by (Portugal) – See all my reviews

This movie is like an 80 minutes long episode of "Curb Your Enthusiasm", except there is no Larry David, and Jeff Garlin is now the main character. We can say that Jeff would be Larry, and David Pasquesi would be Jeff. This movie is so much like that show, that many of the actors have been on the show, and in some scenes even the soundtrack sounds exactly the same. I don't mean that this is all bad, but Jeff, some originality please.

The movie it self has quite funny parts, but most of the time you are just looking at the screen with no emotions, you are not bored, but you are amused, you don't want to laugh, and you don't want to cry, you are just watching and waiting for something to make you either give up on it, or really want to keep watching it. In fact, that is what I feel when I watch the TV Show also, one more common thing between them.

I was also expecting something more from this movie since most of the actors are well known (in the comedy area). It was a bit of a disappointment in that chapter.

Eitherway, if you like "Curb Your Enthusiasm" you should definitely watch this movie, if you hate it don't watch it. If you are like me and liked some and hated some, watch it because it's only 80 minutes long.

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