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I Want Someone to Eat Cheese With Review

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  • 75

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    Entertainment Weekly

    A wry movie that, packed with his well-known friends and scored intermittently to bouncy accordion music, plays like a softer episode of "Curb."

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  • 75

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    Chicago Sun-Times Roger Ebert

    It is a minor movie, but a big-time minor movie...If there is such a thing as a must-see three-star movie, here it is.

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  • 75

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    Chicago Tribune

    If you’re a Chicagoan, if you have just a smidgen of interest in the city’s arts scene and if you’ve been around a while, there’s no way to be objective about I Want Someone to Eat Cheese With.

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Iffy for 14+

Offbeat indie romantic comedy for teens and up.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that although this indie romantic comedy stars the usually foul-mouthed comic Sarah Silverman and Jeff Garlin (a veteran of the caustic Curb Your Enthusiasm), it's actually a good-natured film with lots of heart that's fairly teen-friendly ... with some caveats. Silverman taps into her shtick a bit by acting like a push-the-envelope nympho who likes to discuss sex, albeit in cleaned-up terms (there's virtually no language stronger than "crack whore" in the movie). And there are some painfully convincing moments of binge-eating on Garlin's part.

  • Families can talk about how the media tends to portray people who are overweight. Why are they so often made fun of in TV shows and movies? Do you think that tendency has changed at all in recent years? Why or why not? How do jokes based on body type make you feel? Are they different than jokes based on race or ethnicity? Why or why not? Why are "fat" jokes more accepted than racial humor? Is that OK?

The good stuff
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    Messages: Beth picks up strange men and later ridicules them. James clearly has an overeating problem and binges onscreen.

What to watch for
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    Violence: Not an issue

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    Sex: Some cleavage shots, as well as a scene in which Sarah Silverman's character, who professes to liking sex more than relationships, tries on underwear in a dressing room and beckons to James. She also whips off her shirt once. Detailed description of a sex act called a "hoagie shack." An extended riff on a homeless man's obsessive knowledge of nude scenes in various movies.

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    Language: Fairly clean. Some use of the words "crack whore," and some scatological phrases.

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    Consumerism: Second City comedy troupe is clearly identified; a hotdog stand's logo is visible; some products identified in a corner deli.

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    Drinking, drugs and smoking: Nothing that really raises flags (unless you're a nutritionist keeping track of sugar rushes...).