Jeff, der noch zu Hause lebt (2011)

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Jeff, der noch zu Hause lebt: Directed by Jay Duplass, Mark Duplass. With Jason Segel, Ed Helms, Susan Sarandon, Judy Greer. 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.

“Everybody has a quirky movie that they, and few other people or critics, like. It just might be that a movie simply comes along at the right point in our lives and interlocks with events in it. I certainly have a number of movies among my favorites that fit into this category, and I have a feeling that Jeff, Who lives at Home might have been admitted to it.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eAlthough it is billed as a comedy, and there are certainly comic elements to it, there is a more serious component that underlies it and gives it some depth. Jason Segel plays a slacker who, at the age of 30, has few prospects (and living at home at 30 seems to be the modern stereotype of a loser). Jeff clings to the idea that some u0026#39;signu0026#39; will appear to show him the way. In fact, he is viewed as nothing but a loser by his mother, brother, and just about everyone else. When someone mistakenly calls his number asking for Kevin, Jeff, seeing this as the sign heu0026#39;s been waiting for, begins his search for his role in the universe, brushing aside all ridicule in the process.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eI like movies that show how small, apparently insignificant, choices can lead to life changing events. I also like movies in which a character is redeemed by adhering to principles that everyone else thinks are insane. In its own subtle way, the movie questions many of the basic premises that underlie modern society. Yeah, I know, maybe Iu0026#39;m reading too much into this, but, I suppose, thatu0026#39;s why we all like certain movies that others donu0026#39;t.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eYouu0026#39;re not going to get a better guy to play a slacker-loser than Segel. The other actors hold up their roles well. I admit that I expected little of this movie, but I found it engaging right from the opening scene. Give it a chance and I foolishly believe you will not be disappointed”


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