A struggling actor (Jeff Garlin) who lives with his mother and binges on junk food finds a sense of purpose when he learns that his favorite movie is being remade.
" A slight but charming DIY feature. "
" Cheese is such a small, endearing and well-observed piece -- sort of Curb Your Enthusiasm without the excruciating bits. "
" Extremely slight but very genial. "
" 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. "
" I Want Someone to Eat Cheese With has the same conditional deals and loosely drawn sensibility as Curb Your Enthusiasm. "
" I Want Someone to Eat Cheese With may be one of the wisest studies of urban loneliness since Paddy Chayefsky's Marty. "
" I've no clue how the world will take to I Want Someone to Eat Cheese With. For Chicago, it's a scrumptious, four-star banquet. "
" Imagine Larry David's HBO series, Curb Your Enthusiasm, without the bile. That's the tone of I Want Someone to Eat Cheese With. "
" It celebrates its modesty, it becomes our friend, we're surprisingly touched by it even though it doesn't rock us. If there is such a thing as a must-see three-star movie, here it is. "
" It's a nice little movie. "
" The cameos and local details, and even some of the gags, keep it perky. "
" There's a genuine (and distinctly un-Larry Davidesque) sweetness to his [Jeff Garlin's] quest for love. "
" You have to like James and his outlook on life. It may not be glamorous, but it's one that eventually allows James a higher lever of satisfaction. "
" You might wish this speed-limit-safe exercise in Woody Allen-esque urban romantic neuroses had taken jazzier comic risks. "
" ...painful, funny and honest, and the tone Garlin achieves is steady and true. "
" Despite Garlin's chops and cameos from a who's who of Second City alumni, the film can't find a consistent comic groove. "
" Garlin's directing has little pacing, and many of the borderline gags could have been salvaged with some sharper editing. And there's a shocking amount of jokes and situations that just don't work. "
" Roly-poly comedian Jeff Garlin, who has made a name for himself on HBO's Curb Your Enthusiasm, strikes out on his own with the low-key, awkwardly titled I Want Someone to Eat Cheese With. "
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