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      Jeff, Who Lives at Home

      R Released Mar 16, 2012 1h 23m Comedy Drama List
      77% Tomatometer 145 Reviews 62% Audience Score 25,000+ Ratings When Jeff (Jason Segel) leaves his mother's basement to buy wood glue at the store, he looks for signs from the universe to determine his path. However, a series of unexpected and amusing events leads him to cross paths with his family, especially his brother (Ed Helms), in the strangest of circumstances and locations. If Jeff is very lucky and universally blessed, he will find the meaning of his life... and remember to buy the wood glue as well. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Buy Now

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      Sweet, funny, and flawed, Jeff, Who Lives at Home finds the Duplass brothers moving into the mainstream with their signature quirky charm intact.

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      Richard Brody New Yorker From the first shot—a closeup that uncomfortably reveals Segel’s aging-adolescent complexion—the film gets sweatily close to the actors, poignantly highlighting the characters’ self-centered confusion and quietly frantic urgency. Aug 17, 2022 Full Review Deborah Ross The Spectator It's a whimsical comedy and, as far as whimsical comedies go, it is quite whimsical, and sometimes comedic, which is fair enough, but ultimately it is slight and repetitive and nothing sticks in the mind. Aug 31, 2018 Full Review Peter Bradshaw Guardian The entire action of the film, right up to its final revelation, could be played as a dead straight, emotionally choked drama of the cosmic supernatural. Rated: 3/5 May 10, 2012 Full Review Brian Eggert Deep Focus Review Audiences are bound to fall for Segel’s teddy bear sweetness and the genial way the characters manage to work out their problems. Rated: 3/4 Feb 22, 2023 Full Review Jim Rohner Battleship Pretension I whole-heartily adore [it]... Apr 15, 2021 Full Review David Bax Battleship Pretension Jay and Mark Duplass seem to have the same yearning and that's what makes Jeff, Who Lives at Home better than the sum of its parts... Mar 16, 2021 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Audience Member Jason Segel, Ed Helms, Judy Greer, and Susan Sarandon Two siblings Jeff, who lives with his mom unemployed and still searching for purpose in life and Pat, a tone deaf salesman who buys a Porsche on a whim he can't afford Both of them have a pretty overwhelmed mother who starts getting emails from a secret admirer Jeff sees Pat's wife with another man and things get tricky It's not easy having a brother you can't stand much less one being less happy than the other they don't even realize it Nobody wants to drift through life not knowing what it is Are there multiple signs that connect to what we really want? Finding someone who sees you as exactly who you are is the most important thing Segel and Helms are really good as these conflicting brothers discovering what's actually making them unhappy and unfulfilled, both of them are very self-deluded Sarandon gets her own time too to figure out what she wants to do next in her middle age The middle of the film kinda loses its way but everything wraps up in the end nicely Jay and Mark Duplass as director and writer make this family-drama a charmer that's odd, sweet, funny and languid It's very short but very involving and relatable in many respects Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 03/17/24 Full Review TheRrevn57 I really like it! Great writing when all three subplots join together at the climax. the Susan Sarandon office love scene was exceptional. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 01/05/23 Full Review melanie s WOW. So impressed with this movie. This weird little gem joins me in the club of super good movies with super bad names lol. (I directed the unfortunately named but I like to think also wonderful movie, "Huevos: Little Rooster's Egg-Cellent Adventure" 🤣🤷‍♀️ (hey I didnt name it tho!) But they both go to show, you can't judge a movie by its title 💜 This movie is marvelous. Now my BIGGEST critique of this movie that I loved so much, is that the subplot of Jeff's mom and her friend at work and the secret admirer thing (without giving too much away)...that storyline just seemed to be thrown in for no good reason, (imo), except maybe just to create sympathy for the mom's character. But that particular part wasn't very believable in the end, to me, and that took away from the final outcome in a small way. But, I LOVE this dang movie! So weird in a lot of ways, but he tells you right from the start how the movie is going to be, right when he does his intro monologue. But wow, too cool for school man. 🥰 Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Audience Member Milquetoast dark comedy that centers on a pivotal day for two adult sons and their mother. The title gives it most it's direction despite it being somewhat of a misdirection. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 02/07/23 Full Review Audience Member An interesting quirky little movie that was more a melancholy exploration of human connectiveness rather than a full fledged comedy. Had some really good acting in certain scenes and an interesting message to think about. It’s a bit too strange and random at times but I think that’s what some will like about it. An indie film for those willing to embrace the weirdness Rated 3 out of 5 stars 08/14/22 Full Review david l Jeff, Who Lives at Home is such an underrated gem. Although utterly implausible in its third act, this comedy has such a positive outlook on life and human relationships that was particularly refreshing to witness in this age of cynicism and nihilism. The movie is more dramatic in the second half, but the first half is quite funny with Jason Segel being particularly effective in an endearing role where he was perfectly cast. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Synopsis When Jeff (Jason Segel) leaves his mother's basement to buy wood glue at the store, he looks for signs from the universe to determine his path. However, a series of unexpected and amusing events leads him to cross paths with his family, especially his brother (Ed Helms), in the strangest of circumstances and locations. If Jeff is very lucky and universally blessed, he will find the meaning of his life... and remember to buy the wood glue as well.
      Director
      Mark Duplass, Jay Duplass
      Producer
      Lianne Halfon, Russell Smith, Jason Reitman
      Screenwriter
      Jay Duplass, Mark Duplass
      Distributor
      Paramount Vantage
      Production Co
      Indian Paintbrush, Right of Way Films, Mr. Mudd
      Rating
      R (Sexual References|Language|Some Drug Use)
      Genre
      Comedy, Drama
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Mar 16, 2012, Limited
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Dec 31, 2013
      Box Office (Gross USA)
      $4.2M
      Runtime
      1h 23m
      Sound Mix
      Datasat, SDDS, Dolby Digital
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