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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
James Aaron
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

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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.


Comedy | Romance


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Release Date:

28 April 2006 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Alguém Que Me Compreenda  »

Box Office


$1,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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


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

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


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 »


Beth: James, you ever give a girl a hoagie shack?
James Aaron: [Confused] Huh? A "hoagie shack"? What's that?
Beth: That's when you take your wiener and you sandwich it between the bosoms of a lady...
James Aaron: [Taken aback] I sandwich my wiener between the bosoms of a lady?
Beth: Exactly. Yeah! You're a guy... You never had a nice little old-fashioned hoagie shack?
James Aaron: [Exasperated] Where do you get this stuff from?
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References Short Cuts (1993) See more »


Rue De La Loi
Written by Ivor Slaney
Courtesy of DeWolfe Music
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Funny and warm-hearted and recommended
6 October 2007 | by (Chicago, IL) – See all my reviews

Jeff Garlin's film is filled with heart and laughter. As in Curb Your Enthusiasm, his screen persona is hilarious; but in addition we get to see both warmth and a sense of emotional vulnerability that makes the story universal. While the film chronicles his character's dreams of love, performing success, and weight loss, it will appeal to anyone who dreams of a better life. The supporting cast brings the frustrations and joys of his life to the screen in funny and heartbreaking ways. The simple joys of food, friendship, and trying once again once life has disappointed us are all themes. The use of music is creative and adds to the many pleasures of this film. Any fan of Jeff Garlin's TV appearances must see it!

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