Tuesday, April 22, 2008

MOVIE: I WANT SOMEONE TO EAT CHEESE WITH


ABOUT: Life has its downs for James, living with his mom in Chicago at 39, an aging performer at Second City, eating and weighing too much. A woman he's been dating drops him, as does his agent, her brother. James turns down roles in local TV, roles that make him sad. Someone's remaking his favorite movie, "Marty," a role he'd love, but he doesn't even get an audition. He has a minor meltdown when talking at a grade school career day. Things look up when he meets the quirky Beth at an ice cream shop. Can James make a career for himself, move out from mom's, and find someone to eat cheese with? Or is he destined to watch Jackie Gleason and be Marty for the rest of his life?

REVIEW: I love Jeff Garlin (on "Curb Your Enthusiasm") but in "I Want Someone To Eat Cheese With" I only kind of like him. The movie is full of great comedic actors but because they all come from a background in improv, the movie doesn't work. You can tell there was a script that was probably 3 pages long and the rest is improv, in movie form that just doesn't work. Thats why improv belongs on the stage or on TV.

There are so many scenes that just don't go anywhere and random characters come and go adding nothing.



We think Silverman's character is going somewhere but then something happens and just like that she leaves the film. Bonnie Hunt probably has the best character in the whole film but we don't see very much of her. Even the ending is awkward and uneventful.

BASICALLY: I want someone to not watch this movie with me.

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