I Want Someone to Eat Cheese With

I Want Someone to Eat Cheese With

(2006)
Jeff Garlin (Larry David’s manager on tv’s brilliant ‘Curb Your Enthusiam’) writes, directs & stars in this comedy, and adaptation of his own one man stage show.<br /><br />Chicago set, improvisation heavy storyline follows James, a fat comedian (Garlin) who eats obsessively and lives with his mother, and his trouble in finding a ladyfriend. He’s got a crush on a teacher played by Bonnie Hunt, and falls hard for an ice cream store attendant played by Sarah Silverman. Also stars voice of Homer, Dan Castellaneta, and Richard Kind (tv’s ‘Spin City’) as James’ manager.

The Peoples' Reviews

Your rating & review
Rate / Review this movie

The Press Reviews

72% of critics recommend.
Rotten Tomatoes Score. More reviews on Rotten Tomatoes

  • James’s inevitable personal growth takes a back seat to Mr. Garlin’s digressive sense of humor. The movie carves out space for a late-night candy-hunting trip to a drugstore and a hilarious encounter with another fellow actor (the reliably excellent Joey Slotnick), who is handing out free hot dog samples while wearing a pirate outfit with a huge papier-mâché head... Full Review

  • Curb Your Enthusiasm's" Jeff Garlin has adapted his solo stage show into a fully-cast, running-gag version of "Marty." "I Want Someone to Eat Cheese With" could benefit from either more or less plot: Story of a fat comedian who still lives with his mother, eats obsessively and can't find a girlfriend never completely takes off, yet somewhat overestimates the surrounding zaniness. Still, any opportunity to witness the improvisatory skills of Sarah Silverman, Bonnie Hunt and Amy Sedaris should not be missed... Full Review

  • Sitcoms about nothing, mumblecore movies—is the thematic three-act structure really dead, and if so, should we say good riddance? Either way, if you're into the formless baring of the innermost self, you could do a lot worse than Curb Your Enthusiasm star Jeff Garlin's sweetly tender peregrination, based on his one-man show on being a fat, gig-less, and lonely actor in search of someone to love... Full Review