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I Want Someone to Eat Cheese With -- About a man who has trouble with his job, trouble with women, and uses food to deal with it all.


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Sometimes love is just a big bowl of wrong.
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  (in credits order)

Jeff Garlin ... James Aaron

Dan Castellaneta ... Dick
Mina Kolb ... Mrs. Aaron

Paul Mazursky ... Charlie Perlman

Rose Abdoo ... Car Dealership Receptionist

Tim Kazurinsky ... Bill Bjango

Jessy Schram ... Fake Daughter

Rebecca Sage Allen ... Andrea Hope (as Rebecca Allen)

Henriette Mantel ... Myra

David Pasquesi ... Luca Giancarlo
Kate Merrill ... French Woman
Cita Orendain ... Philippino Woman

Joey Slotnick ... Larry

Patti Vasquez ... Hot Dog Lady
Josh Rosenblatt ... Poncho Boy
Steve Dahl ... Father

Larry Neumann Jr. ... Bum
Alison Lyon ... Huxley Girl

Phyllis Smith ... OA Lady - Marsha

Cindy Caponera ... OA Lender

Sarah Silverman ... Beth

Richard Kind ... Herb Hope

Bonnie Hunt ... Stella Lewis

David Hoke ... Record Store Clerk
Nancy Schnoll ... Lingerie Saleswoman

Elle Fanning ... Penelope
Even Kettelsen ... Bored Student

Amy Sedaris ... School Therapist - Ms. Clark

Roger Bart ... Burl Cannalo
B. Johnson ... Casting Director Assistant (as Bill 'B' Johnson)
Richard Laible ... Neil Kelly
John M. Watson Sr. ... Cabbie (as John Watson Sr.)

Wallace Langham ... Claude Clochet

Scott Adsit ... Big Galoot
Golde Starger ... Mrs. Schwartz

Helen Slayton-Hughes ... Mrs. Moskowitz (as Helen Slaton-Huges)

Gina Gershon ... Herself as Marty's Mother

Aaron Carter ... Himself as Marty

Brian Boland ... Second City Actor
Antoine McKay ... Second City Actor

Maribeth Monroe ... Second City Actor

Jean Villepique ... Second City Actor

Claudia Michelle Wallace ... Second City Actor
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Laura Lynn Lance ... OA Meeting Member
Preston Thompson ... Student
Niko El Santo Zavero ... Student (uncredited)

Michael Stailey ... Moviegoer (uncredited)

Directed by
Jeff Garlin 
Writing credits
Jeff Garlin (written by)

Produced by
Jeff Garlin .... producer
Craig Horwich .... co-producer
Rob Kolson .... executive producer
David Miner .... executive producer
Megan Murphy .... associate producer
Erin O'Malley .... producer
David Albert Pierce .... co-executive producer
Steve Pink .... producer
Harold Ramis .... executive producer
Jeff Rosenthal .... co-executive producer
Johanna Stein .... co-executive producer
Mark Stein .... associate producer
Misty Tosh .... line producer
Ryan Westheimer .... line producer
Cinematography by
Peter Biagi 
Film Editing by
Steven Rasch 
Casting by
Marla Garlin 
Production Design by
Margaret M. Miles 
Art Direction by
Chris Cleek 
Michael Levinson 
Costume Design by
Christina Mongini 
Makeup Department
Jenna Garagiola .... makeup department head
Brent Keene .... key hair stylist
Minnie Krishnan .... makeup artist
Production Management
Michael Kolko .... unit production manager
Abby Gail Palanker .... post-production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Mark Hansson .... first assistant director: Los Angeles
Jonathan Harris .... second assistant director
Charles Leslie .... second assistant director
Hakeem Smith .... first assistant director
Erica Spano .... first assistant director
Dale Stern .... first assistant director
Art Department
John Gajda .... art department and props
Jaclyn Marshall .... on-set dresser
Adam Sumner .... swing
Sound Department
Mick Davies .... boom operator (as Michael B. Davies)
Steve La Fayette .... boom operator: Chicago
Mike McGrath .... sound utility: Chicago
Alex Riordan .... sound mixer: Chicago
Scott Stolz .... sound mixer
Camera and Electrical Department
Taylor Black .... grip
Brad Budde .... electrician
Andrew Chojnacki .... grip
Geoffrey Fingerhut .... key grip: Chicago
Daniel Herman .... electrician
David Howard .... first assistant camera
Janet Jensen .... electrician
Matt Johnson .... electrician: Chicago
David 'Louie' Lukasik .... best boy electric: Chicago
Andrew Meyers .... electrician
Jason Puliti .... additional best boy electric
Christopher Rejano .... gaffer: Chicago
Aaron Schuh .... camera loader
L. Andrew Sigler .... key grip
Jerry Tran .... grip: Chicago
Chris Wittenborn .... camera loader: Chicago (uncredited)
Casting Department
Jennifré DuMont .... casting associate
Editorial Department
Marion Grau .... digital colorist
Music Department
Nena Hsu Erb .... music editor (as Nena Hsu)
Ralph Sall .... executive music producer
Transportation Department
Richard 'Bongo' Mitchell .... transportation coordinator
Other crew
Sam Alvelo .... production assistant
Lisa Colangelo .... location manager: Chicago
Dayna Danika .... production coordinator
Tova Dann .... production assistant
Charles de Bernier .... accountant
Jillian Giacomini .... script supervisor
Jeff Goldman .... international distribution
Matt Hickey .... production assistant
Ryan Janata .... office production assistant: Chicago
Ryan Karten .... location manager: Los Angeles
Chezne McArthur .... production coordinator
Chad Ortis .... production assistant
Michael Petrella .... production assistant
David Albert Pierce .... production counsel
Kristin Schaack .... production assistant (as Kristin Drummond)
Mary Tallman .... script supervisor: Chicago
Geno Tazioli .... production assistant
Adam Wilkins .... assistant: Jeff Garlin

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80 min
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Australia:PG | Portugal:M/12 | UK:12 | USA:R (Original rating) | USA:TV-PG (TV rating)
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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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Spoofs Marty (1955)See more »
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18 out of 26 people found the following review useful.
A refreshing indie comedy, 1 July 2006
Author: Alarming_Passion from Arcadia CA

Garlin outdoes himself as writer-director-actor in his indie production about a big guy (Garlin) wandering around Chicago with an eye for every woman he sees. The laughs keep coming almost every minute. It's a somewhat dramatic and serious story about a man looking for love, but done with great comedic writing and acting. The supporting roles are also very well done and very funny and really make the movie rich.

Rose Abdoo is hysterical in her receptionist role taking you right into the mood of the rest of the film. Sara Silverman is awesome with some of the great bits she does with Jeff. Bonnie Hunt is classically great in her role. I only wish there was more of her in the film, as I think most will agree. It's certainly refreshing to see her in a tight leather outfit.

David Pasquesi was the aloof detached sidekick, and voice of reason. Mina Kolb plays Jeff's mother who he lives with. There were numerous other cameos, all of them done very well.

At the premier Jeff mentioned his inability to do more with Bonnie due to production issues. Still, it's good to leave you wanting more. I think it's that indie thing of keeping some things ambiguous to let the audience do some thinking for themselves to fill in the blanks. The wordy title should clue you in to this.

Jeff said some of the basic characters were based on his past relationships. This explains why they work so well. Real life people are always unusually colorful and makes great characters. He departs quite a bit from what you might expect, having seen Curb Your Enthusiasm and some of his other work. It's one of those break out things where an actor takes some risks to do something they maybe always wanted to do but couldn't.

I think it's noteworthy that Garlin's improv Second City background, and Hunt's for that matter, set the style here of acting being the focus of the story and the directing. It's perhaps a new innovative hybrid of improv meets indie film-making.

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