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I Want Someone to Eat Cheese With
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04.18.2008 By: Quigles
I Want Someone to Eat Cheese With order
Director:
Jeff Garlin

Actors:
Jeff Garlin
Sarah Silverman
Bonnie Hunt

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WHAT'S IT ABOUT?
An overweight man who lives with his mom deals with crazy women and an unrewarding acting career.
IS IT A GOOD MOVIE?
The awkwardly titled I WANT SOMEONE TO EAT CHEESE WITH is a film of simple pleasures. It's not laugh-out loud hilarious, nor is it especially thought-provoking or touchingly profound or basically anything else that could be considered more than "perfectly watchable." In a way, it's not even really a full movie, instead feeling more like a semi-autobiographical 75-minute venture into the life of Jeff Garlin as he deals with dietary issues, his unrewarding acting career, and that longing desire for requited love.

Because he's not attempting to do anything more than engage the audience on a very basic level, Garlin (who's also the writer and director) manages to create a film that succeeds better than most other indies. The movie may still have some problems (specifically Bonnie Hunt's character, who's horribly underutilized), but at least it keeps you comfortably sitting, smiling, and chuckling all the way through. It's not the most exciting experience in the world, but it's not boring either.

To call the film a romantic comedy would be a misnomer (one that you'd be forgiven for thinking, considering the film's trailer and DVD cover). Fans of Sarah Silverman (or in cases such as myself, fans of Sarah Silverman's hotness, since her comedy mostly sucks) should be satisfied by her appearance in the movie, but don't be fooledóJeff Garlin is the main character here, through and through. He does a stand-up job, too, always maintaining a down-to-earth relatability to go along with the film's comedy. If you're not already a fan of his after Curb Your Enthusiasm, you'll hopefully be one after watching this.
THE EXTRAS
The only special features are an Audio Commentary (with writer/director Jeff Garlin) and a Deleted Scene (with optional commentary).
FINAL DIAGNOSIS
While not anything amazing, Jeff Garlin's directorial debut does an admirable job at showcasing his charming presence and light-hearted comedy.
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