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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.


Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

11 May 2012 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

A casa con Jeff  »

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Box Office


$10,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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


$4,244,155 (USA) (11 May 2012)

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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


Part of the movie was filmed at St. Bernard Memorial Garden. See more »


Near the end of the film Jeff is seen putting a blanket around his mother to comfort her and in the very next shot she is not wearing it. See more »


[first lines]
Jeff: I watched "Signs" again last night.
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Featured in Great Movie Mistakes IV (2012) See more »


Chemically Changed
Written by Nicholas Piunti, Joseph Gaydos, Donald Deniston
Performed by The Respectables
Courtesy of Taro Entertainment
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User Reviews

A touching film about the search for emotional attachments
7 June 2012 | by (Earth) – See all my reviews

This film is about a mother and her two adult sons, who experience varying degrees of interpersonal problems.

The first half of the film portrays a socially awkward Jeff, with his newfound infatuation with anything to do with Kevin. It looks like a pothead comedy, which I do not usually enjoy. The mood of the second half changes dramatically, as the characters get emotionally complex. Their emotional wounds get explored, and the film becomes touching and engaging. The ending is well built and climactic, and I find myself very touched by the heroic events. How each family member found emotional attachment is beautiful to say the least.

Though "Jeff, Who Lives At Home" may be a little boring at first, it is worth watching as the last twenty minutes are excellent.

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