Jeff, Who Lives at Home (DVD)

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

"Jeff, Who Lives at Home" is a quirky indie-type film that centers on Jeff, who lives at home.  Jeff is 30, unemployed, lives in his mom’s basement, smokes pot all day and is fixated on the movie “Signs”.  He imagines that he sees “signs” that will reveal his ultimate destiny.  His mom and his brother, who have their own problems, just think he’s a slacker and needs to get his act together.   The entire film takes place in one day of these characters’ lives, but a lot happens on that particular day.   At one point Jeff wonders if maybe his ultimate destiny is pretty ordinary.  It proves to be extraordinary.  If you liked “Little Miss Sunshine” then this is something you will enjoy- a real family dealing with real issues in a very real way.  The actors are great- Jason Segel and Ed Helms are believable as brothers, and their mom is played with understated exasperation by Susan Sarandon.  This film is a small gem.  Check our Catalog!

Pat P.

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