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"JEFF, WHO LIVES AT HOME"
(2012) (Jason Segel, Ed Helms) (R)


Alcohol/Drugs Heavy
Blood/Gross Stuff Mild
Disrespectful/Bad Attitude Extreme
Frightening/Tense Scenes Moderate
Gun/Weapons None
Imitative Behavior Heavy
Jump Scenes Minor
Music (Scary/Tense) None
Music (Inappropriate) None
Profanity Extreme
Sex/Nudity Heavy
Smoking None
Tense Family Scenes Extreme
Topics to Talk About Extreme
Violence Moderate


QUICK TAKE:
Dramedy: A 30-year-old slacker, who still lives at home with his mom, tries to figure out his destiny.
PLOT:
Jeff Thompkins (JASON SEGEL) is a 30-year-old slacker who still lives at home with his mom, Sharon (SUSAN SARANDON), and would rather smoke pot than be responsible enough to do some simple home repairs for her. A firm believer that anything and everything in the world is connected in some fashion, Jeff is easily distracted by such "signs." Today's is a wrong number call from a person looking for someone named Kevin, which later leads Jeff to follow a stranger with that name on a jersey.

In a roundabout way, that reunites Jeff with his competitive brother Pat (ED HELMS), and to the discovery that his sibling's wife, Linda (JUDY GREER), is having an affair with a man by the name of Steve (STEVE ZISSIS). At the same time, Sharon discovers she has a secret admirer at work, something she shares with coworker Carol (RAE DAWN CHONG) while trying to figure out who that might be.

As Jeff helps Pat follow Linda to catch her in the affair, the slacker follows the various signs that keep sprouting up, all while hoping they'll eventually help him figure out his place in the world.

WILL KIDS WANT TO SEE IT?
Older teens may be interested, as might fans of anyone in the cast.
WHY THE MPAA RATED IT: R
For language including sexual references and some drug use.
CAST AS ROLE MODELS:
  • JASON SEGEL plays a 30-year-old slacker who still lives at home and doesn't seem to have any particular...


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