I Want Someone to Eat Cheese With
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Naturally there is a love story of sorts in this new millennium version, and Silverman plays Beth, an off-kilter, sexually voracious ice cream parlor server who takes him on an underwear shopping spree. Their best scene together is in his favorite convenience store where they improvise different characters in different aisles. Hunt plays a lonely elementary school teacher who shares a passion with James for jazz saxophonist Ben Webster.Read more ›
I suppose I should mention that although no rating is provided, you can rest assured that there is no real nudity (nothing more than you would see on a beach in the summer time) and the language is also kept tame. To me, this would qualify for a PG-13 rating if it were given one.
For me Sarah Silverman made the movie. She dropped her potty mouth humor for this role and played a crazy, seductive ice cream lady. They have a confusing relationship, and what happens between them is hard to predict until the scene near in the end when he takes a taxi to her apartment. Without spoiling the plot, I will just say that the movie is realistic. No happily ever afters here (although it does end in a happy way). The movie doesn't exactly have an ending. There is no closure to life when you're 40, so there isn't one in the movie. It works well, but it could be better, because it leaves unanswered questions.
OK, now that I've gotten that off my chest, I'll admit I enjoyed "I Want Someone to Eat Cheese With."
"Cheese" communicates in a very innocent, direct and quirky method, that is entirely endearing. Its difficult not to develop some affection for Jeff Garlin. This movie is essentially a "stream of experience" about Jeff's life as an nice, aimless, affable, funny, fat jewish guy.
Sarah Silverman delivers a performance that could (or will) be right out of "The Sarah Silverman Program." Bonnie Hunt is wonderful as the school teacher, and Dan Castellaneta is great as the store owner.
I'm going to watch it again to make sure I don't miss any of the great humor, like when the homeless guy refuses to wear the pirate costume saying, "I'm a homeless guy. All I have left is my dignity."
This would have been five stars, but as the movie begins to build toward what I thought might be the most important scenes, it suddenly ends. Perhaps demonstrating my interest in the film, I felt ripped-off, like someone had just deleted a huge chunk somewhere in the second half of the DVD. The last scene, which was supposed to be very meaningful, was probably set up by the missing material, so it just seemed to appear out of nowhere.
Its as if the producer of the movie, like Jeff Garlin's character, full of talented self-doubt, got off to a great start but suddenly loses his nerve just before closing the deal with the audience.
Still, you can't discount the good intentions and honesty of this little film. Basically, Jeff is someone I'd like to meet, I think he'd be a lot of fun.
Oh well. I'd be inclined to try a Jeff Garlin production again, hoping for some of the same quirky honesty.
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The plot was similar to eating too much cheese. You felt like you should have done something better with your time, and you are now waiting patiently for something to happen. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Jules Rules
I first found this movie while on vacation, stuck indoors on a rainy day. I wasn't able to finish watching it, so, I bough it on DVD. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Elijah
I bought this because I watched part of it on television but was never able to watch the whole thing. Read morePublished 24 months ago by Super Clerk Jr.
DVD was excellent. I am a big fan of Sarah Silverman. I like her approach to acting
She is very honest and attractive.
If your a Jeff Garlin fan you'll enjoy this. And don't miss his podcast. And be sure to catch Steve Dahl in this, it's an Oscar performance.Published on September 21, 2013 by B. Fingerhut