At some point we’ve all walked into a movie sporting immeasurable expectations only to leave the cinema a short time later disappointed and bitter. It’s a common plight, but on the other hand there are those shining occasions when a movie that we’ve set our hopes low for turns out to be an extraordinary surprise. And it’s with unreserved satisfaction that my experience with the little indie dramedy, Jeff Who Lives At Home, fits perfectly into that latter category. A sweet-natured and light-hearted affair, Jeff Who Lives At Home is a mostly enjoyable experience that only suffers from a handful of minor snags along the way.
Free spirited Jeff (Jason Segel) is a 30 something year old young man still living with his mother. Following a cryptic phone call from an unknown caller, Jeff heads off on an unpredictable journey spurned on by a series of what he perceives as interconnecting clues. By the time the day is over, Jeff will have aided his brother (Ed Helms) with his floundering marriage and more importantly, discovered his purpose in life. Meanwhile, while Jeff is embarking on his confounding journey, his mother, Sharon (Susan Sarandon), is also experiencing a perplexing day. The recipient of a string of flattering instant messages from an anonymous source, Sharon attempts to discover the identity of this apparent secret admirer.
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