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I Want Someone
to Eat Cheese With
Movie Stats & Links

Starring: Jeff Garlin, Dan Castellaneta, Steve Dahl, Sarah Silverman, Bonnie Hunt, Gina Gershon, Aaron Carter
MPAA Rated: R
Released By: IFC Entertainment
Web Site: www.ifcfilms.com/.filmId=411
Kiddie Movie: Nope.  Send them to bed.
Date Movie: If she's a quirky girl.  I didn't say kinky girl, although if she is, it might also work.
Gratuitous Sex: Talk and skimpy outfits.
Gratuitous Violence: Nah.
Action: Nah.
Laughs: In a "Curb Your Enthusiasm" kind of way.
Memorable Scene: Beth (Silverman) in skimpy underwear.
Memorable Quote: "Do you know what a Hoagie Shack is?"
Directed By: Jeff Garlin

Cool Things About the DVD

Umm? Maybe the commentary was fun to listen to, but I just don't have the time for that.  Other than that, there aren't many special things about the DVD which is kind of too bad, because I'll bet there were a ton of screw-ups that would be really funny.  There is one deleted scene, but it's not worth buying the DVD to see it.

I Want Someone
to Eat Cheese With

A Movie/DVD Review

 

DVD Rated - R

It's 1:20 Long

A Review by
The Dude on the Right
For the longest time I wanted to watch the movie "I Want Someone to Eat Cheese With," and Iím not really sure why. Part of me always likes to see movies that are filmed in Chicago, if only so I can screen-talk, saying "I know where that is!", and this movie was filmed in parts of Chicago. I also think Jeff Garlin is a pretty funny guy, thanks lately to his being a part of "Curb Your Enthusiasm," so I sort of expected some humor similar to "Curb," and I got it. And fine, this might not make any sense to many of you, but as a listener of Chicago Radio, and Steve Dahl, I knew he had a part in the movie, so I was kind of curious to see how that worked out. And, hey, what better reason than my BFF saying she wanted to see it? So, I bumped it to the top of my Netflix queue, we watched it, and I canít speak for her, but for my Netflix money, it was okay to be there.

The story is fairly simple - that James (Jeff Garlin) still lives with his mom, is trying to make it as an actor in Chicago where film roles are few and far between, and just seems to be meandering through life, knowing he could probably be happier, but just doesnít seem to care to try. But life might have an upside for James, as he encounters two women who might change his outlook on life, in the likes of Beth (Sarah Silverman), who works at a local ice cream shop, and Stella (Bonnie Hunt), a purveyor of vintage vinyl and a school teacher. So, quitting a crappy TV gig, getting fired from Second City, wondering how Aaron Carter could get his dream role as Marty in the remake of the Ernest Borgnine classic, "Marty," yet having a chance to get laid, James explores the not-so-subtle hints of Beth for some sex, but unless you are a movie-watching moron, you know who he will be ending up with.

Iím not going to try to yank your chain, because as much as "I Want Someone to Eat Cheese With" is funny, especially on the dialogue side, it being funny on the dialogue side does lend it to drag at times, and I thought the pacing of the film could have been better, but, oh shit, as I think about it, Jeff Garlin isnít really a fast-pacing humor kind of guy, so fine, Iím all over the damn place on liking this movie because I did, but I know you might get bored because itís not a whizz-bang comedy, but if youíve got about an hour and twenty minutes to spare, and just sit back, relax, and listen to quirkiness, I say go ahead and put this in your Netflix queue, let it find its way to the top, and then e-mail me that Iím a moron for liking it, or maybe, that you did like it. Howís that for a run-on sentence about a movie.

In any case, if you want to see Sarah Silverman in some skimpy underwear; If you want to see a bunch of people you will probably recognize but are not really sure who they are; If you live in Chicago and want to see Steve Dahl in a quick scene; And if you are okay watching a movie with a lot of dialogue, most of it quirky-funny, yet sometimes kind of, umm, dragging, "I Want Someone To Eat Cheese With" will probably entertain. In a worst case scenario, you will get to find out what a "Hoagie Shack" is, and maybe wonder if Sarah Silverman could actually pull one off?

Iíd say this is a 2 Ĺ star out of 5 movie, but for seeing Sarah Silverman in underwear, and knowing that the next time I go to the east coast and get a hoagie I will be thinking something different, Iíll give "I Want Someone to Eat Cheese With" 3 Ĺ stars, although Iím pretty sure Jamesí car wasnít in a legal parking spot near Wrigley Field, unless, of course, he had a Residential Permit Parking Sticker, or at least gave a nice contribution to an alderman or the person in charge of towing cars. Welcome to Chicago!

Oh yea, in terms of the DVD, since this is a DVD review, I didnít listen to the commentary during the movie because I normally hate doing that, and for the extras, it only had one deleted scene, and it didnít matter. Iím sure a lot of people screwed up their lines during the filming, and it was probably kind of funny, but it wasnít on my DVD, so just rent this movie to watch it, or study the Chicago locations it was filmed at, if, well, you have ever lived in Chicago.

Thatís it for this one! Iím The Dude on the Right!! L8R!!!

 

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