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      When Jeff Tried to Save the World

      2018 1 hr. 33 min. Comedy List
      86% 7 Reviews Tomatometer 69% Fewer than 50 Ratings Audience Score When Jeff, the manager of an old-school bowling alley, discovers the owner's plans to sell, he has to use the things around him, including a high school stoner, a perverted janitor, a 90-year-old bowling champion, a sassy kitchen worker, and the occasional drug-induced conversation with Pac-Man, to save it. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Premiered Apr 16 Buy Now

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      Audience Member Not entirely sure how I feel about this film. Is short for saying it was a good one, and not bad at all to say it wasn't . So it passed the time. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 02/11/23 Full Review s r It had good intentions, but I only saw it for Heder. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Audience Member I really enjoyed it because of its nuance and it makes the audience care for this guy's life and desire to save a bowling alley. It looks into multi-faucets of his life and has a real heart to it. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 01/13/23 Full Review Audience Member The girls from PEN 15, Napoleon Dynamite, a run-down bowling alley, and some banal work dreams all in search of a reason to exist. I couldn’t find it. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 06/08/20 Full Review Audience Member I have bowled many times in the bowling center where this was filmed so I was interested in seeing the film. It held my interest as the story line was established but I was disappointed in the pace of advancing the story. It was difficult for me to stay interested enough to watch until the end but I did make it. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 01/25/23 Full Review brad y The film is sincere, but some terrible writing and line readings make this film a tough one to enjoy. Rated 1 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Cath Clarke Guardian The actors often look like they're mimicking real feelings. Rated: 2/5 Apr 14, 2021 Full Review Matt Fagerholm RogerEbert.com Occasionally the dialogue can be too on-the-nose... yet Goldberg's utter disinterest in condescension is precisely what makes her movie so lovable. Rated: 3/4 Dec 12, 2018 Full Review Taylor Baker Drink in the Movies Episode 20: When Jeff Tried To Save The World / Creed II / The Ballad of Buster Scruggs / The World Is Yours / Burning Rated: 55/100 Sep 3, 2021 Full Review Richard Propes TheIndependentCritic.com It's a quiet little story, quirky and sweet and funny and real. Rated: 3.5/4.0 Sep 27, 2020 Full Review Douglas Davidson Elements of Madness [Kendall] Goldberg's direction, the cinematography, and the sound design channel nostalgia by capturing the feel of gaming ... and how the same lessons we learn from any game can assist us in life. Rated: 4/5 Jan 7, 2019 Full Review Danielle Solzman Solzy at the Movies Led by the performance of Jon Heder, When Jeff Tried to Save the World is inspiring in the ways it teaches us that change is still okay even if we don't like it. Dec 12, 2018 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Synopsis When Jeff, the manager of an old-school bowling alley, discovers the owner's plans to sell, he has to use the things around him, including a high school stoner, a perverted janitor, a 90-year-old bowling champion, a sassy kitchen worker, and the occasional drug-induced conversation with Pac-Man, to save it.
      Director
      Kendall Goldberg
      Executive Producer
      Scott Carmel
      Screenwriter
      Rachel Borgo, Kendall Goldberg
      Production Co
      Burn Later Prods.
      Genre
      Comedy
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Dec 7, 2018
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