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

Directors Jay Duplass 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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Connections

Referenced in The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #19.57 (2010) See more »

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Dents
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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Small-Town Charmer
16 February 2014 | by filmchasingSee all my reviews

A man who lives at home follows signs that bring him closer to his destiny.

Most of these characters are facing life/relationship problems, but Jason Segel brings a lovable, quirky dorkiness to a film that inevitably carries lots of heart.

The premise only works if you go along for the ride, and it doesn't hurt that the characters are likable - for the most part.

Part fun, part strange, it's a down-to-earth world that becomes large because of its themes and ideas. Check it out!

7.3/10


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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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