Jeff, Who Lives at Home (2011) - Comedy, Drama

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Dispatched from his basement room on an errand for his widowed mother, slacker Jeff might discover his destiny (finally) when he spends the day with his unhappily married brother as he tracks his possibly adulterous wife.

IMDB: 6.5
Director: Jay Duplass
Stars: Jason Segel, Ed Helms
Length: 83 Minutes
PG Rating: R
Reviews: 25 out of 119 found boring (21%)

One-line Reviews (93)

Though the end was a bit cheesy, I enjoyed it.

Pat is a mono-toned and pretentious salesman.

Though "Jeff, Who Lives At Home" may be a little boring at first, it is worth watching as the last twenty minutes are excellent.

And our calling must be as dramatic and heroic as saving a family from a sinking car, after which we can return to our dull, infantile existence for the rest of our meaningless lives.

Worth watching for yourself.

Predictable attempt at an "indie" film .

30-Something Slacker Propaganda .

While the film promotes sound ideas of spiritual connection and a purposeful universe, it turns them into a meaningless jumble of clichés, using them only as a device to market a contrived and artificial commercial product.

It has the neat, bow-wrapped ambitions and comedic situations well tread by the twenty minute sitcom, but ends up dragging out its philosophy into something far more pretentious.

Only worth watching for the snob appeal of being able to say you watched it.

Decent-Enjoyed It .

My admitted bias is that I now really enjoy in movies what I have always enjoyed in life, seeing different people, hearing their ideas, absorbing the interaction around me.

The action is already painfully slow, why would you slow it any further?

I'm open to these kinds of movies done well, done badly it's just a painful waste of time.

I was expecting great performances from Segel and Helms, likable characters and an engrossing plot line surrounding why this 30 year old guy still lives at home and how he is going to move on in his life.

What we are ultimately provided with is an unpretentious and entertaining microcosmic view of the haphazardness of existence and the arbitrary nature of fate.

They were however all too often predictable and traditional TV/movie bits.

The Duplass brothers have put together a very entertaining slice of modern life that belies their young age.

A Sweet, Unexpected Character Piece .

"Jeff Who Lives at Home" is a meaningful story about what happens when you open yourself up to the unexpected and what you might gain by putting yourself in a vulnerable position.

If you want to see a movie that's along similar themes that's far more entertaining, go see 'Our Idiot Brother'.

All three of these plots are equally engaging and perfectly written.

Plus is has a really slow procession to show the life could be good.

In fact at some points I didn't want it to end because it's just entertaining to watch how the character interact with each other.

This movie isn't a masterpiece by any means, it's just an entertaining film.

The two leads, JASON and ED were unbearable!!!

The acting wobbled as much as the camera-work from boring and flat to jittery and overly stylized.

The story is boring, the filming isn't bad, and the characters, while believable and real, aren't anything special.

This opening scene embodies the slow paced humor used throughout what is actually a very funny film.

Besides, the main character of Jeff, Who Lives at Home kinda reminded me of the Dude from The Big Lebowski, whose funny isolation from reality also brought him the unexpected benefit of seeing beyond the obvious, and accepting the good and bad situations with a balanced and objective philosophy.

This film is not fast moving in any way, it is very mellow and well some might say slow and boring, I say easy going, slow moving and interesting.

Pointless .

This is a thoroughly enjoyable comedy that is worth seeing.

A dull and idiotic ending to an otherwise okay movie.

Although Jeff feels less ambitious than Cyrus or The Puffy Chair, the guys keep the film moving forward at a fun, entertaining pace.

His performance is engaging and never resorts to the cheap over the top physical comedy that some of his peers are guilty of producing.

This movie isn't beyond salvage, but it's boring.

For sure an enjoyable movie through and through.

It is just so unapologetically boring.

a possibly very good film rendered unwatchable by terrible camera work .

Nothing happens the whole entire movie...

But really, for the most part, this came across to me as largely pointless and without direction.

Until something unexpected, a surprise, a misstep off the script happens, and from then on, everything drifts apart.

Anybody in this movie has a pointless life.

To take in mind that the cinematography was bad, add unnecessary waste of screen time.

Again, don't waste your time on this piece of NOTHING.

Reilly) but in my opinion it is a lot more developed in terms of script and character development, it is also a hell of a lot more engaging.

Sweet and slow .

Her work day takes an unexpected turn when a secret admirer begins to drop her notes and instant messages at work.

***spoiler***This is seriously the worst movie that I've ever seen.

A very entertaining Flick .

I don't know who directed the movie 'cause I din't saw any other movies of his repertoire, but I confirm it was waste of time and money to spent to watch and make.

The plot is weak and never fully explained who the hell Kevin is, its just stupid with really longed out scenes of absolutely nothing happening.

He is floating through a marriage to Linda (Judy Greer) that is going nowhere in particular.

Firstly Jeff, Who Lives at Home is a pretty uninspiring title.

Aside from that the hard working mom of Pat and Jeff Sharon(Susan Sarandon)finds an unexpected and crazy surprise at work with her boss Carol(sexy 80's screen siren Rae Dawn Chong).

Such writing is kinda dull, guys.

It starts with a negative life feeling with a boring kid who has a boring family.

I was looking for a Comedy, what I got was an engrossing, endearing film .

Worth watching!

For a film centering on looking for signs and following them, this movie does so in a very predictable and obvious way with stereotypical characters.

But there are plenty of laughs throughout the film which make it very enjoyable.

This is a self-aware, wonderful, and entertaining piece of storytelling.

Their emotional wounds get explored, and the film becomes touching and engaging.

Jeff, Who Lives at Home, is 30-something slacker propaganda disguised as a mopey indie flick.

The plot occasionally flounders, due to its own exploration of randomness, but at a brisk 82 minutes it's always engaging.

Boring, forgettable, unrealistic.

There isn't any action really, it's all predictable easily.

Thru it all this film showcases that a lot can occur in the lives of people during a day, some of it is just unexpected and crazy still it proves life is complex and a struggle and still love and happiness is possible.

The film is no masterpiece, but it is an enjoyable little film if you like these types of films.

The problem with the Duplass brothers' 2012 movie can be summed up in one word: boring.

"Jeff, who lives at home" very much falls into this category and it is very enjoyable.

Funny and enjoyable comedy .

The writing is so believable, and it creates an authentic and creative value to the movie, and it makes the film more entertaining to watch.

In a way, I felt like Susan Sarandon's character while watching this movie: superfluous, and easily manipulated by an exploiting presence to feel the heady pleasures of superficial, short-lived enjoyment, which like this movie lasted only 70 or so minutes, before reality set in and I realized what I watched was a perfectly contrived machine for making me feel this way...

I admit that I expected little of this movie, but I found it engaging right from the opening scene.

This is a beautiful, entertaining, realistic, and inspirational motion picture.

worth watching if you're debating sending back on netflix .

Jeff's mother, Sharon (Sarandon) is a bored office working widower whose day is brightened by an instant message from a 'secret admirer'.

Boring and Ultimately Feels Meaningless .

Still, it's enjoyable, and I loved the third act.

Still, the performances are what make the film and they're good enough to where the film just comes off very pleasant and entertaining.

It starts slow, then reveals some wonderful surprises.

It comes off so forced and, yes, predictable.

This one has more substance and heart and is very much worth watching.

There are probably more contrived and coincidental things happening during the course of the story to move it along than I've ever seen in a picture before.

waste of time .

That movie was a waste of time and money to make and watch .

These scenes provide funny and suspenseful moments between two characters that couldn't be more different.

What I got was a very engrossing and endearing film about the family bond, with a little funny mixed in.

"Jeff, Who Lives at Home", in my review, "remarkably authentic, and beautifully entertaining".

A good, enjoyable, funny, well directed, well acted film .

Overall good film about the struggles of life, family, relationships and it shows life takes unexpected twist and turns.