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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jason Segel ... Jeff
Ed Helms ... Pat
Susan Sarandon ... Sharon
Judy Greer ... Linda
Rae Dawn Chong ... Carol
Steve Zissis ... Steve
Evan Ross ... Kevin
Benjamin Brant Bickham Benjamin Brant Bickham ... TV Pitchman (as Benjamin Bickham)
Lee Nguyen Lee Nguyen ... Clerk
Tim J. Smith ... Guard
Ernest James ... Guard
Tre Styles ... Teammate (as David Kency)
Raion Hill ... Thug
Zac Cino Zac Cino ... Gil
Lance E. Nichols ... Elderly Man / Phone (O.S.)
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Storyline

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>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

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

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Trivia

Jeff is "living in his mother's basement", but that would be very unusual in Baton Rouge: thanks to a shallow water table, tough clay soil, and extreme humidity, buildings there are rarely built with basements. The same is true of nearby New Orleans, where co-directors Jay and Mark Duplass grew up, and where the movie was shot. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

[first lines]
Jeff: I watched "Signs" again last night.
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Soundtracks

Two Princes
Written by Aaron Comess, Chris Barron (as Christopher Gross), Eric Schenkman & Mark White
Performed by Spin Doctors
Courtesy of Epic Records
By Arrangement With Sony Music Licensing
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A touching film about the search for emotional attachments
7 June 2012 | by Gordon-11See 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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 May 2012 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Jeff, Who Lives at Home See more »

Filming Locations:

Metairie, Louisiana, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$10,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$855,709, 18 March 2012

Gross USA:

$4,269,426

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$4,704,757
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | Datasat | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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