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Jeff Who Lives at Home

Overview


Genre :

Comedy

Release Date :

March 16, 2012 (Limited)

MPAA Rating :

R

Director :

Jay Duplass, Mark Duplass

Starring :

Jason Segel, Ed Helms, Judy Greer, Susan Sarandon, Rae Dawn Chong, Steve Zissis, Evan Ross, Benjamin Brant Bickham, Lance E. Nichols, Lee Nguyen, Tim J. Smith

REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Nothing's perfect, but it's worth seeing.    Readers  Be the 1st!

“..you'll never double over in laughter, but the whole thing feels pleasant, and at eighty minutes, goes down pretty smooth..”
by Chris Bumbray [JoBlo's Movie Emporium]
Review rate : B

“..with his large bod, soft features, and air of goofy sweetness, Jason Segel is a natural fit for Jeff, Who Lives at Home..”
by Lisa Schwarzbaum [Entertainment Weekly]
4.5 of 5

“..this isn't a movie for everyone, but for fans of quirky charm leavened occasionally by uncomfortable, realistic exchanges, it's a small delight..”
by Bill Goodykoontz [Arizona Republic]
3.5 of 5

“..this endearing and breezy comic fable watches Jeff's coming of age and promises nothing after his moment of truth..”
by Sara Maria Vizcarrondo [Boxoffice Magazine]
3 of 4

“..there's nothing wrong with Jeff as a character; lovable stoners are a Hollywood fixture. But they're just tough to hang a movie on..”
by Scott Bowles [USA Today]
3 of 5

“..the title says a lot about him - except that Jeff has unexpected depths, as this often engaging and heartfelt comedy-drama shows..”
by Joe Neumaier [New York Daily News]
“..the movie's climax is a badly contrived attempt to ratify Jeff's notion of personal destiny..”
by J. R. Jones [Chicago Reader]
2 of 4

“..the movie feels as contrived as its simplistic view of the universe and as unchallenging..”
by Andrew Schenker [Slant Magazine]
“..the film's warm, inspirational finish feels like a surprise, but not at all like a cheat..”
“..the Duplasses' shooting style, executed by Jas Shelton, sometimes seems incapable of letting two shots in a row pass without at least one short zoom in or out..”
by John DeFore [Hollywood Reporter]
“..semi-improvised dramedies, but lacks the wonderful squirm-inducing quality that sets them apart..”
by Peter Debruge [Variety]
“..it's not a major film, but an endearing adventure in hope nonetheless..”
by Brian Miller [Village Voice]
2.5 of 4

“..it feels incomplete and the ending is entirely too convenient..”
by James Berardinelli [ReelViews]
2.5 of 5

“..feels a little too aimless, then a little too obvious..”
by Betsy Sharkey [Los Angeles Times]
3 of 4

“..ending in an emotional scene that elevates this quirky work..”
by Linda Barnard [Toronto Star]
1 of 5

“..as is, this semi-improvised feature comes off as a willfully vague exercise that, like its dimwit protagonist, presumes that profundity and enlightenment will emerge from the morass eventually..”
by Keith Uhlich [Time Out New York]

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