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I Want Someone to Eat Cheese With (2006)

TV-PG | | 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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Jeff Garlin

Writer:

Jeff Garlin

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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 Kate Merrill ... French Woman
Cita Orendain Cita Orendain ... Philippino Woman
Joey Slotnick ... Larry
Patti Vasquez ... Hot Dog Lady
Josh Rosenblatt Josh Rosenblatt ... Poncho Boy
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Storyline

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.

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Certificate:

TV-PG | See all certifications »

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Trivia

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 »

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Luca Giancarlo: Nothing hotter than an angry elderly Filipino woman.
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Connections

Referenced in Dinner for Five: Episode #3.4 (2004) See more »

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The Lonely Apartment
Written by Carol Savina
Courtesy of Killer Tracks/BMG Production Muscic
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Surprisingly poignant, yet entertaining and funny.
3 July 2006 | by CountryJimSee all my reviews

Garlin did a great job. Nice concept well executed, and tightly produced. Came across as a very sincere story. As a fan of "Curb Your Enthusiasm", where Jeff was pretty much the straight guy role, I was delighted with how much depth he brought to this role in a simple yet effective portrayal.

Much of the humor was understated and subtle and drew on poignancy, which I really liked, rather than being slapstick or over-explained. And there were some nice little surprises and twists. The convenience store vignettes were a delight.

When I say it is a wonderful "small" film, I don't mean budget or quality. It is simple, intimate and hand-crafted. It tells a highly believable everyday story. Relax and go see it. Let it wash over you, and you will feel good for having done so.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 April 2006 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Alguém Que Me Compreenda See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$1,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$12,317, 9 September 2007

Gross USA:

$194,568

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$194,568
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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