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I Want Someone to Eat Cheese With (2006)

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
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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
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Larry
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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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28 April 2006 (USA)  »

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Alguém Que Me Compreenda  »

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$1,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

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$194,568 (USA) (4 January 2008)
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Many of the actors in the posters on the casting director's wall can also be seen on James' agent's walls -- in other words, the agent's other clients are getting roles, while James is not. 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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Spoofs Marty (1955) See more »

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Tenderly
Written by Walter Gross; Jack Lawrence
Performed by Jackie Gleason
Courtesy of Songsmiths Company
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Fresh Cheese
5 October 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Garlin is unquestionably a comedian's comedian and a comedian to anyone looking for a good time. His first film, which is entirely his own creation and production, tells the story of a struggling Chicago actor James Aaron with whom Jeff obviously identifies. He wonderfully juxtaposes James to Paddy Chayefsky's "Marty" and to Jackie Gleason's Poor Soul as he exposes James' dilemmas with an array of actors that in real life are Jeff's friends, many who are fellow Second City alumni.

He delightfully uses Sarah Silverman's diametrical cuteness and scathingly absurd humor to exemplify how despite common sense and talent, life's contentment can too often belie unyielding frustration. Bonnie Hunt gives an endearing performance as a romantic interest.

Don't let a simple story mislead you, the characters and conflicts are well thought out and ring true. Those that follow Garlin's career and understand that his humor is based on telling reality humorously, not necessarily creating fiction which too easily can be contrived, will appreciate his dialogue driven story.

We surely will see Garlin working much more as director and writer with other talented intelligent comedic actors who undertake the great challenge of making life funny.


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