Review: Jeff, Who Lives at Home

Jeff (Jason Segel), lives at home. To be more precise, Jeff lives in his mother’s home – in the basement. Jeff’s favourite film is M. Night Shyamalan’s Signs. Jeff loves Signs so much, he starts to think the theme of the film can be used in (his) real life.

Jeff, Who Lives at Home

Jeff receives a phone call from an unknown caller who asks for Kevin. Jeff is not Kevin but he decides that this misplaced call is a sign. He thinks it’s a sign he should follow.

This is the story of Jeff, who lives at home. You may have heard of it, you may not have. Either way, if you haven’t watched it yet, make sure you do.

Jeff, Who Lives at Home is a quaint, heartwarming story of misdirection and no direction at all.

As the character of the title, Segel is a bumbling, weed-smoking, 30-year-old man with the mindset and personal drive of a 16 year-old drop-out. The film also stars Ed Helms (The Hangover) as Stu, Jeff’s brother, and Susan Sarandon as Sharon, their worn out mother who just wants to get a little spark put back into her humdrum existence.

All of them play characters who we can all either relate to on some level, or know directly in our own lives. Their story is one that will leave you with a little warm feeling in your belly, and quite possibly a few tears in your eyes.

74/82

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About thenumbereightytwo

I am an avid film enthusiast with a passion for creative writing. My favourite things in life are writing about; film, popular culture and current affairs; watching films and looking at penguins. One day I hope to be getting paid more than I deserve for doing all of these professionally (not the penguin part - that will still be a hobby). View all posts by thenumbereightytwo

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