Jeff Who Lives At Home

JeffWhoLivesAtHome-1I remember being excited for this movie a few years back after I saw the trailer, but, for whatever reason, I never got around to seeing it in theatres, and then dropped the ball until now, and didn’t watch it on DVD. I really wish I had watched it before now, but since I can’t change the past (yet!) I will just talk about the movie.

It’s an indie “dramedy” with some pretty big names in it. It stars Jason Segel (How I Met Your Mother), and Ed Helms (The Office), and Susan Sarandon.

JEFF, WHO LIVES AT HOMEJeff (Segel) is living in his mother’s basement with no job or real ambition, but is trying to figure out signs and what to do with his life. His brother Pat (Helms) is a salesman who thinks he is way better than his brother, and everyone else in the world. So much so that he stops paying attention to his wife and ignores their marriage. Sharon (Sarandon) asks Jeff to run some errands for her because he has nothing else to do, and his day gets sidetracked to the point that Sharon has to ask Pat to find his brother and help out. They experience a series of crazy and life-changing events that bring them all closer together at the end of the day, and there are a few neat surpasses in there, too.

The movie is more serious but has some funny elements to it. It’s written and directed by the Duplass brothers who also wrote and directed Cyrus. I really enjoyed the film because it has a real serious side to it, but also throws in some jokes here and there. I really like the Duplass brothers’ style of making movies. If you go into this film expecting it to be joke after joke, you may be disappointed but if you go into it looking to be entertained by a good story with a few laughs, I think you’ll really enjoy it.

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