Jeff Who Lives at Home2012

Jeff Who Lives at Home (2012)



Critic Consensus: Sweet, funny, and flawed, Jeff, Who Lives at Home finds the Duplass brothers moving into the mainstream with their signature quirky charm intact.

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On his way to the store to buy wood glue, Jeff looks for signs from the universe to determine his path. However, a series of comedic and unexpected events leads him to cross paths with his family in the strangest of locations and circumstances. Jeff just may find the meaning of his life...and if he's lucky, pick up the wood glue as well. -- (C) Paramount Vantage

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Critic Reviews for Jeff Who Lives at Home

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"Jeff, Who Lives at Home" is [the Duplass brothers'] best yet.

March 16, 2012 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…

The funny, touching and vital Jeff, Who Lives at Home reaffirms your faith in Jay and Mark Duplass. Their films hit you where you live.

March 16, 2012 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

"Jeff, Who Lives at Home" is a high-wire act that could crash if the actors were out of sync, but under this big top, the never-better Segel keeps everyone aloft.

March 16, 2012 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

It's boring.

March 16, 2012 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

The lives of these sweet, confused, basically decent people wrap around one another in ways that are funny, far-fetched and touching.

March 16, 2012 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

Generates quite a few laughs on the way to a surprisingly satisfying climax.

March 16, 2012 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Jeff Who Lives at Home

four stars

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A man who believes that the universe gives signs about his life joins with his brother on a destiny-ridden adventure. If you were to say that this film is too pat, too convenient, and overall eye-roll inducing, I would understand, but what do you expect from a film whose thesis is that the universe is guided by a cosmic plan? The plot unfolds deftly with the requisite number of "must-happens," and Jason Segel gives a very good performance as the hapless Jeff. Ed Helms plays Pat as a man who is more fucked up than his brother but hides it better, and this is Helms's strength. Overall, yes, I understand that it's hokey, but I found myself inspired and smiling by the end of this film, and it's one of the Duplasses finest efforts.

Jim Hunter
Jim Hunter

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A well-intentioned by meandering, boring film about largely nothing in the lives of Jeff (Jason Segal) and his annoying, jerk brother Pat (Ed Helms), and how the two can't agree on anything relating to life. As said, it has good intentions, but the fact is this film is a wandering mess that fails to come across as a realistic drama in any sort (instead falling into melodrama territory, especially at its conclusion). It tries to be funny and quirky, but aside from a few chuckles, there's not much here, and Jason Segal's outstanding lead performance is wasted on writing that doesn't have a clue as to where to all go, evidence being a shoe-horned romantic subplot concerning the boys' mother (Susan Sarandon), that feels forced and awkward. Pretty bad movie.

Dan Schultz
Dan Schultz

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