Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Jeff, Who Lives at Home

Jeff, Who Lives at Home
The first step to finding your destiny is leaving your mother's basement.

"You know what? I have a asshole for a brother and it breaks my heart." This is easy going Jeff's(Jason Segal) description of his brother towards the beginning of the movie. His brother Pat(Ed Helms) is following around his wife who is with a mysterious man after they had an argument over the purchase of a car. Jeff runs into his brother because he left their mother's basement to go find a man named Kevin. Jeff is looking for a man named Kevin because he received a wrong number phone call from somebody looking for Kevin. Jeff really hasn't accomplished with his life, hence why he still lives in his mother's basement, but he thinks this call is destiny. Speaking of their mother, she's a middle aged woman, working a boring job who begins to get secret admirer e-mails from someone she works with. This movies involves these three stories with the two brother's stories getting mixed together and having them fight throughout their whole adventure.  
Jason Segal does a wonderful job as this loser who seems lost when he leaves his mother's basement, but you can clearly tell he is a man on a mission. Ed Helms always does a wonderful job playing the man who just can't handle being around a socially awkward person like he does as Stu in the Hangover. Honestly, the movie is alright until the last fifteen, then it becomes absolutely amazing. The last part of the movie makes the rest of it that much better and I'd be lying if I said I didn't almost tear up a little bit.

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