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I Want Someone to Eat Cheese With (2006)

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About a man who has trouble with his job, trouble with women, and uses food to deal with it all.

Director:

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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Taglines:

Sometimes love is just a big bowl of wrong.

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Certificate:

TV-PG | See all certifications »

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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, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$194,568
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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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 »

Quotes

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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Connections

References The Philco-Goodyear Television Playhouse: Marty (1953) See more »

Soundtracks

"It's Such A Happy Day'
Written and Performed by Jackie Gleason
Courtesy of Songsmiths Company
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Funny and warm-hearted and recommended
6 October 2007 | by dbairdkSee 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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