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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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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 »

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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 »

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[first lines]
Jeff: I watched "Signs" again last night.
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Chemically Changed
Written by Nicholas Piunti, Joseph Gaydos, Donald Deniston
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5 November 2013 | by See all my reviews

"I watched Signs again last night" Those are the words muttered by our hero, Jeff (Jason Segel) a 30 year old stoner who still lives with his mother (Susan Surandon) Jeff also has a brother, Pat (Ed Helms) who has a wife and is far more successful than him in life. But on one certain day all of their lives come together and change forever. The chemistry between Segel and Helms is very brotherly and if I didn't know before I would have believed that they were actually brothers. But, sadly there are some problems with the story like one example is the camera-work. It seems so oddly done with all the random zoom ins on the people's faces and it felt more like found footage. And also, the mother's story line wasn't that interesting and felt unneeded. So all in all, Jeff, Who Lives at Home is good for a viewing and Segel and Helms performances are what really are the best part of this movie and this movie deserves to be watched just for that.

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6/10


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