I Want Someone to Eat Cheese With Reviews

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Prairie Miller
NewsBlaze
April 7, 2008
Though the title could use some trimming too, the movie pulls off that delicate balancing act between creating a sympathetic big guy with a huge eating disorder, while keeping the fat jokes tastefully funny.
Amy Nicholson
I.E. Weekly
February 22, 2008
The more James groans to an unsympathetic ear, "Why would they remake Marty--it's timeless?" we wonder why Garlin didn't take his own advice
Full Review | Original Score: D
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Marta Barber
Miami Herald
December 7, 2007
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.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
S. Jhoanna Robledo
Common Sense Media
October 22, 2007
Offbeat indie romantic comedy for teens and up.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper
October 22, 2007
It's a nice little movie.
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Terry Lawson
Detroit Free Press
October 12, 2007
Cheese is such a small, endearing and well-observed piece -- sort of Curb Your Enthusiasm without the excruciating bits.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Marjorie Baumgarten
Austin Chronicle
October 6, 2007
Garlin wrote, directed, and stars in this endearing schlub-in-Chicago movie, which is based on his solo stage show of the same title.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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G. Allen Johnson
San Francisco Chronicle
October 5, 2007
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Sean Means
Salt Lake Tribune
October 5, 2007
Some of James' adventures go nowhere, but his encounters with females ... are loaded with humor and warmth.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
October 5, 2007
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
October 5, 2007
The cameos and local details, and even some of the gags, keep it perky.
Josh Larsen
Sun Publications (Chicago, IL)
October 5, 2007
..about as small as movies get, yet often, unexpectedly, as moving.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Peter Sobczynski
eFilmCritic.com
October 4, 2007
It may not exactly conform to what many people might expect to see from a current-day romantic comedy, it is one of the more satisfying examples of the genre to come along in recent months.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Jeff Vice
Deseret News, Salt Lake City
October 4, 2007
This is a film that can't quite decide if it wants to be a show-business spoof, a romantic comedy or an embarrassment comedy along the lines of HBO's Curb Your Enthusiasm.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
October 4, 2007
The movie has a strange tone... but there's a lot to admire here.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Sid Smith
Chicago Tribune
October 4, 2007
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Matt Pais
Metromix.com
October 4, 2007
Garlin's clearly inspired by his own experiences living as someone who's fat and funny, but being honest isn't the same thing as being perceptive.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Sean Burns
Philadelphia Weekly
September 26, 2007
Somehow Garlin maintains a buoyant, humanistic tone throughout the parade of lonely humiliations. It's an endearing little movie with a great big heart.
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Robert Abele
Los Angeles Times
September 14, 2007
You might wish this speed-limit-safe exercise in Woody Allen-esque urban romantic neuroses had taken jazzier comic risks.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Evan Henerson
Los Angeles Daily News
September 14, 2007
Jeff Garlin, the former Second City actor who plays Larry David's manager on Curb Your Enthusiasm, has spun his solo show into a movie that's, alas, pretty light on laughs.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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