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Jeff Who Lives at Home

Jeff Who Lives at Home

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Jeff Who Lives at Home

Jason Segel, Ed Helms, Susan Sarandon, Judy Greer, Rae Dawn Chong

On his way to the store to buy wood glue, Jeff looks for signs from the universe to determine his path. However, a series of comedic and unexpected events leads him to cross paths with his family in t... read more read more...he strangest of locations and circumstances. Jeff just may find the meaning of his life...and if he's lucky, pick up the wood glue as well. -- (C) Paramount Vantage

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  • May 30, 2013
    four stars
  • May 16, 2013
    A man who believes that the universe gives signs about his life joins with his brother on a destiny-ridden adventure.
    If you were to say that this film is too pat, too convenient, and overall eye-roll inducing, I would understand, but what do you expect from a film whose thesis i... read mores that the universe is guided by a cosmic plan?
    The plot unfolds deftly with the requisite number of "must-happens," and Jason Segel gives a very good performance as the hapless Jeff. Ed Helms plays Pat as a man who is more fucked up than his brother but hides it better, and this is Helms's strength.
    Overall, yes, I understand that it's hokey, but I found myself inspired and smiling by the end of this film, and it's one of the Duplasses finest efforts.
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    May 4, 2013
    A well-intentioned by meandering, boring film about largely nothing in the lives of Jeff (Jason Segal) and his annoying, jerk brother Pat (Ed Helms), and how the two can't agree on anything relating to life. As said, it has good intentions, but the fact is this film is a wanderin... read moreg mess that fails to come across as a realistic drama in any sort (instead falling into melodrama territory, especially at its conclusion). It tries to be funny and quirky, but aside from a few chuckles, there's not much here, and Jason Segal's outstanding lead performance is wasted on writing that doesn't have a clue as to where to all go, evidence being a shoe-horned romantic subplot concerning the boys' mother (Susan Sarandon), that feels forced and awkward. Pretty bad movie.
  • April 2, 2013
    Odd little movie, but strangely captivating. I turned it on just to see what it was about, and I found myself going along for the ride. What a pleasant surprise! Don't dismiss this movie if you are one of the few like me that didn't care for "The Hangover" movies - this movie has... read more a quirky depth that is refreshing, and smart. I would MUCH rather watch a movie like this than another "Hangover" movie any day!
  • March 31, 2013
    Really good, pleasantly surprised by this. I really liked the story with the mother (Susan Sarandon), and her secret admirer. Also Jeff's brother and his strained relationship with his girlfriend (Judy Greer - excellent). It's not a huge story, but it coasts along at a good pace ... read moreand cast are all very convincing.
  • December 29, 2012
    "Wow! I didn't expect this movie to go the way it did. It was so emotional! I honestly didn't expect that. It's the second film I've watched tonight thinking it was going to be a comedy that would make me laugh and maybe cry happy tears, that just made me cry instead. Such a good... read more movie. I understand this insn't going to be for everyone. But those of us who love what indie films are all about, which are quirky films with odd characters and great acting with great stories, WILL enjoy this. I LOVE Jason Segel. He continues to impress me. Him and Ed Harris was pure gold as brothers. There's a couple funny moments. Even though I was expecting the film to be funny, I wasn't disappointed when I got a drama with a flare of comedy. I really enjoyed the movie. I will definitely see this again."
  • November 21, 2012
    An almost too-mundane look at a family stuck in a rut: Jeff (Jason Segel), who lives at home, (ha!); his mother (Susan Sarandon), who really has no life outside her sons; and Pat, Jeff's brother (Ed Helms), whose marriage is failing and who seems to only exist as the Better Than ... read moreJeff. Quirky because it all happens in one day, kicked off by Jeff going to buy some wood glue his mother has long been nagging him to get, and for its many ridiculous references to Signs, (yes, the M. Night Shyamalan/Mel Gibson movie). There were definitely a few "where is this going" moments, but before you know it you're into these characters and hoping they overcome it all in a heartfelt ending, which brings a new element into the picture: the family's loss of its patriarch. The shaky cam was annoying. Judy Greer was great. An uneven film that will be better than you might expect, but not a great one, either.
  • August 24, 2012
    'Jeff, Who Lives at Home' is a somber yet heartening experience for any one. It delivers a great amount of comedy and great acting from all it's stars. The story is endearing with a great finish. It's not the most perfect indie comedy ever, but it does its job well.
  • August 13, 2012

    Jeff Who Lives At Home is pure, unrestrained, absolutely hilarious Duplass Brothers material. They have a unique talent for making peculiar, quirky, charming and strangely sweet comedies with small bits ... read moreof black humour inserted without changing the overall tone. And their most known film "Cyrus" upon release didn't recieve a lot of audience attention, and some of the critics who reviewed it negatively went on to pan it. I think it's an extremely under rated comedy and I feel the same way about Jeff that isn't recieving enough attention either. The chemistry Jason Segel and Ed Helms' share is fitting, energetic and stays hilarious through out the whole film. The script is full of eccentric and unpredictable humour but also offers some surprisingly intelligent dialogue. Although their are numerous gags in the film that are gut burstingly funny there is a reason for it. A second after an attempt at humour Jeff will suddenly be making serious statement's about spiritual enlightenment but Mark and Jay Duplass' screenplay doesn't shove those metaphors and meanings down our throats. The fact that they can be metaphorical and funny at the same time in a border line mainstream film is a great achievment. Because of that this is very ambitious, individual, emotionally involving film making that also outstandingly features, possibly for the first time in the history of cinema, a slacker hero who wins our heart the second he is introduced to us. It's strange, it's weirdly heart warming, and also one the funniest films i've seen this year. It's far from perfect, although flawed in some places and bearing in mind Cyrus is the Duplass Brother's best film Jeff is still a great effort in the mublecore comedy genre that I think anyone with an open mind for independently spirited films will enjoy.
  • fb100000145236770
    July 31, 2012
    I like independent movies, especially unique/offbeat comedies. But more times than not, they are slow and not very funny. However, "Jeff, Who Lives at Home" is the exception, as it has that perfect mix for a good independent comedy. Jason Segal stars as Jeff. He's a pothead w... read moreho lives at home with his mother(Susan Sarandan). He believes there is a plan for him and he decides to follow the signs that the universe reveal to him to hopefully fulfill his destiny. That's the jest of it, anymore and it may ruin the movie for you. The cast is perfect. Segal and Ed Helms(his brother Pat) have perfect chemistry and play great off each other. The movie is shot and paced like other independent movies like "Greenburg" or "Rachel Getting Married". The camera is kind of shaky, showing different angles, with a very realistic vibe to it. Sometimes it's annoying, but it works pretty good here. I'm sure in the hands of different directors this could have been a true slapstick comedy, but luckily, it's grounded and very heartfelt. Not perfect by any means, but effective and very entertaining.

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