Jeff Who Lives at Home
Jeff Who Lives at Home is kind of a downbeat movie that stars Jason Segel as a 30-year-old who can’t quite get off the couch in his mother’s apartment, Susan Sarandon is a sort of a depressed widow who has a secret admirer at work, and Ed Helms, who plays the older brother, Pat, has a marriage that’s falling apart with Judy Greer. So all-in-all, not a happy band of fellows. This is really kind of a downbeat movie, and to a certain extent, I think it really would have been served much better by a less well-known cast, because this is a really small, sweet independent movie with sort of a huge cast of very well known people. As I said, I think it would have probably been served better by unknowns. But as it is, it’s a charming little movie, though it takes a while to get going. And you have sort of seen a lot of it before; the idea is kind of Extremely Loud, and Incredibly Close, with an older kid, who somehow is looking for meaning because his dad died much too soon. But it ends in a very satisfying way, and you will probably like it a lot. So three stars.