In the offbeat comedy Jeff Who Lives at Home, Jason Segel plays the title character. A fan of the film Signs — M. Night Shyamalan's 2002 thriller — the 30-year-old slacker lives with his mom (Susan Sarandon) and sits around smoking pot most of the day while looking for portents in his daily life.
Ed Helms plays Pat, his brother and polar opposite. He has just bought a new Porsche he can't really afford and races through his life, oblivious to others, including his long-suffering wife, Linda (Judy Greer).
The film from Jay and Mark Duplass is a genial comedy with its own brand of craziness. When Jeff gets a phone call, possibly a wrong number, he becomes convinced he's meant to do something important, but he doesn't know what it is. As he stumbles through a series of misadventures, one begins to wonder whether it's the weed's influence or if there is something else at work here.
Meanwhile, his brother and mother are going through crises of their own. Soon Jeff and Pat meet up by chance and become involved in some detective work when Pat suspects that Linda might be cheating on him. Their mother's life is being stirred up by a secret admirer who keeps sending messages to her at work.
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Eventually, this leads to an ending that you'll either think is absurd or figure, why not? It's not impossible to think both.
Jeff Who Lives at Home retails for $28.98 or $35.99 Blu-ray.