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Jeff, Who Lives at Home (2011)

R | | 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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$10,000,000 (estimated)

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

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$4,244,155 (USA) (11 May 2012)
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Directors Jay Duplass 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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Jeff: I watched "Signs" again last night.
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Written by Rolf Klausener
Performed by The Acorn (Rolf Klausener, Jeff DeButte, Howie Tsui, T. Jeffrey Malecki, Jacob Bryce)
Courtesy of Paper Bag Records
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Funny comedy that proves life is tough, but when you get out of your shell you discover!
1 April 2012 | by (Petersburg, Virginia) – See all my reviews

This is another one of those independent films that will touch you and you will cheer for it because it's not only heart touching and warming it provides plenty of laughs along the way it's message and central theme proves that one can discover life and make a connected difference even when one is sheltered. And the cast and chemistry is well shown as "Jeff Who Lives at Home" features veteran Susan Sarandon and up and coming stars Ed Helms and Jason Segel and the work of all blend well into a good picture.

Set in Louisiana it follows the life one day of Jeff a 30 year old live at home slacker stoner who doesn't have a job and beat it all he lives like the crypt keeper as he stays in the basement! The only thing keeping him going is his stash and TV watching and thinking about the world in the strangest ways only this slightly changes some when he meets up with his cocky and business type older brother Pat(Ed Helms)and Pat now suspects that wife Linda(Judy Greer)is having an affair. Aside from that the hard working mom of Pat and Jeff Sharon(Susan Sarandon)finds an unexpected and crazy surprise at work with her boss Carol(sexy 80's screen siren Rae Dawn Chong).

Thru it all this film showcases that a lot can occur in the lives of people during a day, some of it is just unexpected and crazy still it proves life is complex and a struggle and still love and happiness is possible. Most rewarding is seeing how in the film's end a sheltered character like Jeff can become a hero that shows life in some shape and form can be rewarding for all if you just come out explore, discover and take risk. Overall good film about the struggles of life, family, relationships and it shows life takes unexpected twist and turns.


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