He might not believe in you, but he’s your brother, so you need to support him.
Jeff, Who Lives At Home
Why I Saw It: I like the Duplass brothers, and I like off-beat indie comedies, and Ed Helms, and Jason Segel. Susan Sarandon has a tendency to light my fire as well, but I didn’t know she was in it until I started watching.
Memorable Performances: Ed Helms was a lot more memorable in his supporting role than Jason Segel’s starring role, but Helms’ was a more interesting character.
The Regrettable Aspects: The storyline with Susan Sarandon and her co-worker was interesting, but the pay-off felt a bit flat. The relationship between Ed Helms and Judy Greer felt strained, and I suppose that’s how it was written, but it was easily my least favorite part of the movie.
Would I watch it again? I doubt I’ll ever get back around to it. If I ever do some sort of film study on the Duplass brothers, I guess I might look into it.
Rating: 7.2 out of 10
Potential Nominations for Film Quest ’12:
Lastly, I’m also looking into different formats for my reviews, because quite honestly the long versions with paragraphs won’t cut it… and most people just skim through them anyway. Suggestions / critiques welcomed.