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I Want Someone to Eat Cheese With

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I Want Someone to Eat Cheese With

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
Unrated
runtime:
80 minutes
Limited Release Date:
09/05/07
performer:
Jeff Garlin, Sarah Silverman, Bonnie Hunt
director:
Jeff Garlin
distributor:
IFC First Take
author:
Jeff Garlin
genre:
Romance, Comedy

We gave it a B

Curb Your Enthusiasm‘s Jeff Garlin makes his feature writing-directing debut in I Want Someone to Eat Cheese With, a wry movie that, packed with his well-known friends and scored intermittently to bouncy accordion music, plays like a softer episode of Curb. He stars as a Chicago actor hoping for love and weight loss, and the movie would feel too wispy and minor if not for a romantic subplot matching him with Sarah Silverman as a crazy ice cream vendor. Garlin’s the first director to really exploit the menace behind Silverman’s funny-hot-chick persona; if only for a scene or two, the results cut surprisingly deep. B