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I Want Someone to Eat Cheese With
     

I Want Someone to Eat Cheese With

Cast: Jeff Garlin, Sarah Silverman, Bonnie Hunt, David Pasquesi

 
Jeff Garlin, best known for his role as Larry David's manager on Curb Your Enthusiasm, has directed standup comedy specials for Jon Stewart and Denis Leary, and makes his feature-film debut with his own adaptation of his one-man stage show, I Want Someone to Eat Cheese

Overview

Jeff Garlin, best known for his role as Larry David's manager on Curb Your Enthusiasm, has directed standup comedy specials for Jon Stewart and Denis Leary, and makes his feature-film debut with his own adaptation of his one-man stage show, I Want Someone to Eat Cheese With. Garlin stars as James, an overweight, depressed actor who does improv at Second City. James lives with his mother (Mina Kolb) and constantly cheats on his diet. His life seems to be in a downward spiral. He quits his acting job on a sleazy prank show, his girlfriend (Rebecca Sage Allen) breaks up with him, and his agent (Richard Kind) dumps him. When he visits his friend's daughter's elementary school for Career Day, he embarrasses himself in front of the attractive teacher (Bonnie Hunt) by rambling inappropriately about his personal problems in front of the kids. He hears about a Chicago-based remake of Paddy Chayefsky's Marty, one of his favorite movies, and the role he seemingly was born to play, but he can't even get an audition. One day, after giving up on Compulsive Eaters Anonymous, he seeks solace in an ice cream parlor, where he meets Beth (Sarah Silverman), who quickly wins his heart by offering him free ice cream, and asking him a sexually provocative question. But his attraction to the sexually aggressive and somewhat demented Beth may bring James more problems than it solves. The film, which features appearances by Amy Sedaris, Dan Castellaneta, Wallace Langham, Roger Bart, Paul Mazursky, David Pasquesi, and Joey Slotnick, had its world premiere at the 2006 Tribeca Film Festival.

Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide - Bruce Eder
Although it has been released theatrically, Jeff Garlin's I Want Someone to Eat Cheese With really belongs in a small-screen setting. Not that it's a bad movie -- it's a clever, sometimes very effective comedy, with some excruciatingly funny scenes (involving not only star-writer-director Jeff Garlin, but also David Pasquesi, Dan Castellaneta, and Joey Slotnick); and some of what it has to say about romance and ambition is painfully valid, in terms of the contradictions people bring to both aspects of their lives. Additionally, the central plot premise, of the protagonist's fixation on the Paddy Chayefsky television play Marty, turns into both a sincere homage to that work and the era that spawned it, as well as a vehicle for a vicious attack on the entertainment industry's modern-day fixations on youth and glamour. But there's not enough energy to the narrative to maintain the film's momentum across its length, and the story arc, such as it is, is somewhat diffuse and difficult to perceive. At times, it feels as though one is watching a series of loosely related vignettes rather than a fully integrated film, and while I Want Someone to Eat Cheese With is often very effective, it might better have been programmed into a special time slot on Comedy Central.

Product Details

Release Date:
04/15/2008
UPC:
0796019809627
Original Release:
2006
Rating:
NR
Source:
Ifc
Region Code:
1
Time:
1:20:00

Special Features

Deleted scene (with optional director commentary); Feature commentary by writer/director Jeff Garlin

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Jeff Garlin James Aaron
Sarah Silverman Beth
Bonnie Hunt Stella Lewis
David Pasquesi Luca
Mina Kolb Mrs. Aaron
Richard Kind Herb Hope
Amy Sedaris Ms. Clark
Gina Gershon Mrs. Piletti
Wallace Langham Claude Cochet
Joey Slotnick Larry
Phyllis Smith Marsha
Dan Castellaneta Actor
Paul Mazursky Actor

Technical Credits
Jeff Garlin Director,Producer,Screenwriter
Pete Biagi Cinematographer
Rob Kolson Score Composer,Executive Producer
David Miner Executive Producer
Erin O'Malley Producer
Steve Pink Producer
Harold Ramis Executive Producer
Steven Rasch Editor

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- I Want Someone to Eat Cheese With
1. Smear Job [:14]
2. Pirates & Hot Dogs [:10]
3. Hoagie Shack [8:16]
4. One Big Plan [11:48]
5. "I Want Someone to Eat Cheese With" [8:37]
6. Show & Tell [5:05]
7. Huge Time Hottie & Baron Von Fat [5:47]
8. Casting Marty [6:00]
9. "Just a Thing" [9:15]
10. "It's There If You Want It" [4:09]
11. "Good for You" [8:35]
12. End Credits [5:40]

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