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  • 75
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    The funny, touching and vital Jeff, Who Lives at Home reaffirms your faith in Jay and Mark Duplass. Their films hit you where you live. show more

  • 75
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    The Duplass brothers keep making miniatures that contain universes. They seem to be casual, but they're dead serious. They seem to be stumbling around finding stories by accident, but their movies are thematically rigorous. They seem to be presenting matters of little consequence, but the stakes are always huge and life-changing. show more

  • 75
    Scott Bowles USA Today

    Sarandon is worth leaving home for, even if Jeff won't. show more

  • 60
    Joe Morgenstern Wall Street Journal

    Surprisingly, though, most of the material avoids the treacle zone, while Jason Segel, as the man-child in residence, gives a performance that I can only describe as gravely affecting. show more

  • 75
    Steven Rea Philadelphia Inquirer

    Nothing in this quiet, quirky comedy from the brothers Duplass comes close to Jeff's inspired, bong-fueled deconstruction of "Signs," but it gives us a good idea of where this guy is coming from. show more

  • 60
    Joe Neumaier New York Daily News

    The whole movie is about piecing together broken parts. It may not always come together, but what it makes, if you look at it the right way, is endearing. show more

  • 70
    The Hollywood Reporter

    A short and sweet outing pairing the Duplass brothers with mismatched screen siblings Jason Segel and Ed Helms, Jeff Who Lives at Home pulls back from the comedy of Cyrus in favor of character-defining vignettes and moments of grace. show more

  • 65
    Stephanie Zacharek Movieline

    At what point do we stop applauding the Duplass brothers for their gumption and stick-to-itiveness and admit that, maybe, their storytelling just isn't so hot? Or that their characters sometimes seem more like groovy-cute constructs than believable people? show more

  • 75
    Ian Buckwalter NPR

    Both Jeff and the film have a way of sneaking up on you. show more

  • 75
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    A whimsical comedy, very whimsical, depending on the warmth of Segal and Sarandon, the discontent of Helms and Greer, and still more warmth that enters at midpoint with Carol (Rae Dawn Chong), Sarandon's co-worker at the office. show more

  • July 07, 2012 kelsey
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    I loved it. It was one of those movies that leaves you smiling. The movie came together beautifully at the end. Definitely watch it :)

  • April 14, 2012 ab00000000090295
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    4.5 stars. this was not a movie that would appeal to those who like ridiculously pretty actors with formulaic plots.

  • April 12, 2012 wg00000000118392
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    If you like corny sentiment, and worse than average cinematography, you\'ll love this flick. Not surprised that Sarandon is in it, as the \'message\' fits her \'schtick\' and of course, she\'s her very beautiful and accomplished self. The acting was really confident and well done, but the \"follow signs\" nonsense is such sophomoric mush that I felt totally ripped off by the admission price. I should have followed the \'sign\' that said if Sarandon likes the script, move on to almost anything else.

  • March 17, 2012 Mary Ronate
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    \"Not counting the homeless and the occasional cave hermit, doesn\'t everyone lives at home?\" More Funny comments and tweets from Jeff, Who Lives at Home at Dacritics.org

  • March 17, 2012 ISEEEMALL
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    I loved this little gem of a movie. It\'s well written, well directed, and acted and is intelligent, funny, meaningful, and NOT sexist, stupid or misogynistic; how refreshing and delightful to leave the theater without being pissed off at how women are portrayed. AND it passes the Bechdel test! I\'m definitely going to see it again.

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