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"I just haven't gotten paid for it ever." Now, that's changed, thanks to an app called Homemade that arrived last month in Philadelphia.In the new quirky romantic comedy film, Samantha, a sweet and neurotic Jewish Harvard biochemist working on her Ph. Four years after her discovery, though, she has yet to replicate her results. Her boyfriend of five years, Ben, (played by Reid Scott, of ) proposes, but Samantha rejects him, and sets out—on a series of dating mishaps—to find proof whether he's Mr. Written and directed by Valerie Weiss, the film is loosely based on Weiss's real-life experience as a Jewish woman getting a Ph. in biophysics at Harvard—minus the part about finding proof that her husband is the one."I wanted to make a movie about that time in your life when you're dating and thinking about who you're going to end up with," says Weiss, a young Jewish filmmaker living in Los Angeles, who is 9 months pregnant with her second child.It's among a number of so-called food-sharing apps and websites aiming to disrupt the restaurant industry much as Uber has for taxicabs and Airbnb has for lodging.They're connecting home cooks to paying customers for takeout, delivery, or dine-in meals, ranging from dinners for one to supper clubs for 24."I thought a female scientist would offer a unique perspective to that universal question about love." The film comes to Chicago as part of the third annual "Twix Presents: TBS Just for Laughs Chicago" comedy festival, taking place June 14-19.