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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.

Movie Info

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 Vantagemore
Rating: R (for language including sexual references and some drug use)
Genre: Comedy
Directed By: ,
Written By: Jay Duplass, Mark Duplass
In Theaters:
On DVD: Jun 19, 2012
Box Office: $4.2M
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Evan Ross
as Kevin
Benjamin Bickham
as TV Pitchman
David Kency
as Teammate
Carol Sutton
as Elderly Woman
John Neisler
as Kevin Kandy Employee
Ian Hoch
as Bartender
Jesse Moore
as Taxi Driver
Scott Whitehurst
as Teen Driver
Wally Crowder
as Fisherman
Carol Wells
as Younger Girl
Savanna Kinchen
as Older Girl
Jennifer Lafleur
as TV Announcer
Lance E. Nichols
as Elderly Man, Phone (...
Deneen D. Tyler
as Woman Calling the Po...
Randall Kamm
as Field Reporter
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Critic Reviews for Jeff Who Lives at Home

All Critics (133) | Top Critics (32)

The movie creeps up on you, and it's not until its firecracker ending that you realize just how much it made you care about these people.

Full Review… | July 2, 2013

Lacking compelling characters, this comedy never fully works as a cohesive whole.

Full Review… | June 30, 2013
Big Hollywood

True to their trademark vérité style, the Duplass siblings make the humdrum hum with low-key panache, as they consistently find beauty and truth in everyday occurrences.

Full Review… | June 2, 2013
The Patriot Ledger

Jeff, Who Lives at Home offers escapism of a different kind, an entertaining reminder that good people sometimes prevail, and that living by your own Yoda logic in your own universe may not be such a bad thing.

Full Review… | April 21, 2013

An enjoyable indie dramedy with a number of engaging moments and a solid performance from Jason Segel but not nearly as deep as the ideals that fuel Jeff's character.

Full Review… | September 30, 2012

At 84 minutes it feels remarkably like an extended episode of a good sitcom.

Full Review… | September 18, 2012
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Audience Reviews for Jeff Who Lives at Home

four stars

MisterYoda ?

Super Reviewer

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

Super Reviewer

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

Super Reviewer

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