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Jeff, Who Lives At Home (2012)

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Jeff, Lives At Home (2011)


Jason Segel
Ed Helms
Judy Greer
Rae Dawn Chong
Susan Sarandon

Directed by Jay Duplass and Mark Duplass

Distributed by Paramount Vantage

Jeff, who lives at home is an indie comedy, that I have to add is not one of the best I have seen but it sure has some laughs and also although the cinematography could have been better (who am I kidding could have been far better) the plot though simple, was fun to watch things unfold. The bogus life lived by Jeff makes you think he is either a retard or had his brain stolen by aliens, Jeff also found a way to make you think why someone will write this movie, but as soon as you get the hang of all the characters, you will discover that the movie ain’t all that bad.

Won’t recommend a cinema watch, but will say if you ever catch this on TV take the time to see it. This is also the first movie I’m seeing Ed Helms in other than HANGOVERand HANGOVER II.

The movie plot features the character Jeff (Jason Segel) who is inspired by the movie Signs (Signs is a 2002 science fiction film written and directed by M. Night Shyamalan and starring Mel Gibson), and believes that everything in life happens for a reason, and after he gets a call, then another to run an errand for his mum Sharon (Susan Sarandon), this live with mum 30 year old man gets on an interesting journey that led to him teaming up with his brother Pat (Ed Helms) and both then get involved in unfolding an adulterous act as Pat believes his wife Linda is cheating on him.

Though I have not seen any movie done by the directing pair of Jay and Mark Duplass (who also wrote the movie), I do advice they work on their directing a little. Using a cast that is well accustomed to acting such roles may have helped in passing the message across, but the lines in the movie lacked professionalism.

Do have it at the back of your mind that the cinematography in this movie is not so great and there were unnecessary waste of screen time. The acting done by the duo Segel and Helms were actually good, they made the best of the story and brought life into the movie itself, so it is safe to say that the reason anyone should watch this movie is not majorly because of the story but because of the comedy fun Segel and Helms delivered.


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