Jeff, Who Lives At HomeClosed Captioning
Jay Duplass & Mark Duplass
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Starring Jason Segel (Forgetting Sarah Marshall, TV's How I Met Your Mother), Ed Helms (Hangover I & II) and Academy Award®-winner* Susan Sarandon, Jeff, Who Lives at Home is the story of one man's hilarious search for the meaning of life. As slacker Jeff stumbles towards enlightenment, he uncovers answers to his nagging family's problems. Jeff has no idea where he’s going but when he finally gets there, he might just find out what it’s all about in this “gem of a movie that is funny, tender and ultimately moving.” Mark Adams, SCREENDAILY.COM
Movie Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes
- Reviews Counted: 131
- Fresh: 102
- Rotten: 29
- Average Rating: 6.7/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Fresh: You come to like Jeff and even to admire him. The aura of holy foolishness that hangs around him is not just bong exhaust: he turns out to be the hero of a disarmingly sincere spiritual fable.
Fresh: The funny, touching and vital Jeff, Who Lives at Home reaffirms your faith in Jay and Mark Duplass. Their films hit you where you live.
Fresh: Sarandon is worth leaving home for, even if Jeff won't.
Rotten: It's the modest, mumblecore version of the seemingly perennial story of man-children in the promised land.
A QUIRKY AND TOUCHING INDIE FILM
Although "Jeff, Who Lives at Home" headlines a big-name comedic cast, it's far from your typical comedy. In fact, it's not really a comedy so much as it is a drama with a deep philosophical theme that stays entirely consistent with every one of the story's bizarre, often unexpected occurrences. The movie's protagonist, Jeff (Jason Segel), is an awkward, yet endearing character who is constantly looking for signs from the universe to determine his path. In the course of one day, a series of comedic and unpredictable events involving Jeff's older brother Pat (Ed Helms) and mother (Susan Sarandon) leads him to the strangest of locations and circumstances. At a relatively short running time of 83 minutes, the film almost feels like an extended episode of a well-made sitcom. Segel and Helms share remarkably believable chemistry as two divergent brothers who can never seem to get along, even when they're trying to work together. Even their dialogue feels so natural and unscripted to the point where they actually come across as real-life people at times. The acting is just brilliant, and so is the plot, which sure enough follows Jeff's philosophical belief that everything in this world is connected. In the end, while it may not appeal to everyone, "Jeff, Who Lives at Home" is a funny, sweet and moving indie film that also acts as a quirky character study. From its unconventional set-up to its surprisingly thoughtful climax, it's a treat to watch from beginning to end. If you get the chance, I recommend renting it.
AN INTERESTING FILM FOR A COMEDIC CAST
Yes, when I sat down in the theatre I thought I was gonna be sitting through one hour and a half of non-stop laughs, but that's not what happened. Instead, I was treated to something else. Something new and refreshing. It was mire a drama than a comedy, but there was some funny moments. The plot line was remarkably original, and the cast was great. I was satisfied with my purchase. Its not the best film out there, but it's worth watching, that u can guarantee.
Not only funny this movie remind you why it is great to be alive.