Its sometimes baffling that anyone falls in love anymore: modern must be met lists for PSCs (potential suitor characteristics) are lengthier than Santas scroll of naughtys. Its unclear when it happened, but weve become a demanding bunch that wants it all.
In Jeff (Curb Your Enthusiasm) Garlins new film, he could make do with much less. Hed settle for just having someone around that he could share a plot of grass and eat a little cheese with (although, he would prefer rice pudding.) Garlin wrote, directed, produced, and starred in his new film I Want Someone to Eat Cheese With, and did it all in a style similar to Curb, but dryer. Its the comedic equivalent of stuffing your cheeks full of saltines and then washing it all down with more saltines. The life hes crafted is uncomfortable to watch: Hes a 39 year-old fat guy who lives with his mom in a dreary, crochet-abundant Chicago apartment. His acting career is debatable. Hes prone to inappropriately personal outbursts (even in front of classrooms full of small children). He hasnt had sex in five years.
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During his mission for companionship and personal fulfillment, you meet an all-star cast of hilarious actors playing down the funny, with the exception of a sprightly love interest, Beth (Sarah Silverman), whose humor is so bold and alive that at points she seems to be in color while the rest are in black and white. Will Garlins character find love? A job? Lose weight? Hell, will he move outta his mommas house? Youll have to see for yourself today at 3 p.m. at Cinema Paradiso (503 SE Sixth St., Fort Lauderdale). Tickets cost $5 to $8. (You can catch it again tomorrow and Sunday as well.) Call 954-525-3456, or visit www.fliff.com.
Nov. 23-25, 2007