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Jeff, Who Lives at Home (2011)

 -  Comedy | Drama  -  11 May 2012 (UK)
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Dispatched from his basement room on an errand for his widowed mother, slacker Jeff might discover his destiny (finally) when he spends the day with his unhappily married brother as he tracks his possibly adulterous wife.

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Jeff, at 30, lives in his mom's basement, unemployed, looking for signs about what to do with his life. He answers a wrong-number call for "Kevin". Later, on a bus, he sees someone wearing a jersey with "Kevin" on the back. Jeff follows him. Meanwhile, Jeff's brother, Pat, a tone-deaf salesman, upsets his wife by buying a Porsche they cannot afford; Pat runs into Jeff soon after and they see Pat's wife with another man. At her job, Jeff and Pat's mom receives e-mails from a secret admirer; she tries to figure out who it is. Misunderstandings, errors, and confrontations abound. A backup on the Lake Pontchartrain Causeway brings things to a head. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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The first step to finding your destiny is leaving your mother's basement.

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Rated R for language including sexual references and some drug use | See all certifications »

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11 May 2012 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

A casa con Jeff  »

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Budget:

$10,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$855,709 (USA) (16 March 2012)

Gross:

$4,244,155 (USA) (11 May 2012)
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Directors Jay and Mark Duplass claim to have cried through the entire premiere of this film. See more »

Goofs

The phone rings while Jeff is looking at a "knive". Jeff picks up the cordless phone and an audible beep is heard. The actual button on the phone is never pressed to cause the beep or start the call. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Jeff: I watched "Signs" again last night.
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Referenced in The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #19.57 (2010) See more »

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Looking For a Sign
Written by Beck (as Beck Hansen)
Performed by Beck
Courtesy of Iliad Records
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OK, but could have been more
27 October 2013 | by (Sweden) – See all my reviews

A film with a lot of potential. A quite interesting plot (even though it's sometimes a bit too obvious) and great acting from three great and likable actors! Especially Susan Sarandon does a great job and her character feels really real. Unfortunately, everything else in the movie is rather poorly executed...

The light is bad, the soundtrack sounds like an annoying phone signal and the constant work with the zoom every time someone reacts is not artistic in anyway, it's just plain irritating and kind of reduces the acting.

I would also have wanted it to be more humor in the movie. Jason Segel and Ed Helms are funny guys, but the script does not give them a chance to really show it. Jeffs obsession with signs is a funny idea (the intro is hilarious) and they should have made more humor of it.

However, the ending is quite nice and it saves the movie. And the last Kevin-thing is satisfying even though it's obvious and on the verge of cheesy.


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