Wednesday, April 30, 2008

I Want Someone to Eat Cheese With

I was disappointed in this Jeff Garlin movie! I had been looking forward to the DVD release of I Want Someone to Eat Cheese With for about a year. I love him on Curb Your Enthusiasm and had read that he holds a lot of creative responsibility for the show.

But this just didn't seem to hit its mark. It's about the love life of an overweight man who lives at home, is marginally employed and has a good natured albeit passive attitude towards himself and others. There were some cute moments, but they failed to be more than that. I didn't laugh once. It's tone was bittersweet, wistful and wry. But the problem with bittersweet is that if it is less than near-genius it will always leave you unsatisfied.

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