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Jeff Who Lives At Home

Rated R for language including sexual references and some drug use.

R In Theaters 03/16/2012 , 83min.
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Viewer Score
70%
Viewer score based on 91 ratings
60%
Critic score based on 36 reviews

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July 07, 2012
km2442
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
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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
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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
March 17, 2012
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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
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.

Critic Reviews powered by Metacritic ™

Variety
Graced with Susan Sarandon's radiant turn as Jeff's all-patient mother-enabler, this sweet but slight effort could modestly expand their audience beyond the slacker set to include middle-aged women. Full Review
A.O. Scott
The New York Times
The ending is also a test of the audience's openness to the kind of fantasy mocked, at the outset, by everyone in Jeff's life, including the filmmakers. They want to make us believe in something, though it's also possible that they are only fooling. Full Review
Andrew Schenker
Slant Magazine
For the most part, this is a boys-will-be-boys movie that excuses everything its pair of protags do in the name of some sort of cosmic order. Full Review
Ann Hornaday
Washington Post
With its shambling, felicitously contrived structure and Fellini-esque climax, it's some kind of Jungian slacker fable. Full Review
Betsy Sharkey
Los Angeles Times
The writing-directing brothers are usually interested in the small stuff of everyday, but perhaps they've gone a little too small here. Full Review

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