Jeff, Who Lives at Home

Synopsis: Jeff, at 30, lives in his mom's basement, unemployed, looking for signs about what to do with his life. He answers a wrong-number call for "Kevin". Later, on a bus, he sees someone wearing a jersey with "Kevin" on the back. Jeff follows him. Meanwhile, Jeff's brother, Pat, a tone-deaf salesman, upsets his wife by buying a Porsche they cannot afford; Pat runs into Jeff soon after and they see Pat's wife with another man. At her job, Jeff and Pat's mom receives e-mails from a secret admirer; she tries to figure out who it is. Misunderstandings, errors, and confrontations abound. A backup on the Lake Pontchartrain Causeway brings things to a head.
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Production: Paramount Vantage
  1 nomination.
Rotten Tomatoes:
83 min

I watched Signs again last night.

It keeps getting better

every time I see it.

It's funny.

The first time you watch it,

it's hard to understand what it's about.

It just sort of meanders.

And then, everything comes together

in this one perfect moment at the end.

And when you watch it a second

or a third or a fourth time,

you start to see that

all of this randomness

is leading towards a perfect moment.

My favorite character is the little girl.

Everyone thinks she's so strange

because she can't finish

a glass of water.

She's convinced they're contaminated.

So, by the end of the film,

there are glasses of water

littered around this house.

And then, it's the water that saves them.

And that was fate.

I can't help but wonder about my fate.

About my destiny.




Are you tired of feeling sluggish?

Do you feel like life is passing you by?

Then we've got the solution for you.

It's called "The Most Incredible Vitamin

In The World"

and there's a reason you're watching

this right now.

Just pick up the phone

and start the new chapter to your life.

Call now. Not available in stores.

Made in Germany.

Beware of imitators. Call 1-800...


Yo, Kevin.

No, this is Jeff.

Where Kevin at?

I don't know.

Oh, man, look, don't be f***ing around!

Where the f*** is Kevin?

Kevin doesn't live here.

There's always some motherf***er

trying to tell me there ain't no Kevin!

Let me put this word in your f***ing

peanut brain, Kevin! K-E-V-I-N!


What are you doing?

Doing this.

Some strawbs,


A white rose of whipped cream. Bam!

Bon apptit.

What's the special occasion?

This is one of those

"just because" breakfasts, you know?

It sounds corny,

but relationships are like flowers

and flowers need water to bloom.

Consider this sprinkling

from a watering can.

Well, thanks.

- That's nice.

- You're welcome. Enjoy.

Oh, my gosh.

I got some good news, actually.


I got a phone call from Randy.

Is he the guy

that we talked to at that barbecue?

Oh, no, that's a different Randy.

- But that guy's name was Randy, right?

- Yes.

I liked his wife.

Different Randy.

- We should have them over.

- Yeah.

This is Randy at Millennium Porsche.

Can I tell you something?

With no money down,

this thing is practically free.

Pat! No!

Whoa, whoa. Don't start with no.

- That's what this is.

- Don't start with no.

You're just, like, in this mindset.

And you're not even...

It's not a mindset.

We don't have the money.


That's the mindset I'm talking about.

Honey, look, I'm trying

to be really careful,

and I've cut back on some things.

And, like, we promised

we were going to get a house this year...

I'm just trying

to be a grown-up about this.


We got it.

This is happening.

Look... Everything you just

said about the house,

you know, our future,

you're exactly right.

And I'm so lucky to have you

looking out for us in that way.

But I'm looking out

for us in another way.

I'm looking out for...

That intangible thing

that every couple needs.

It's a little bit of magic,

and a little bit of danger, frankly.

This is gonna solve

a lot of our problems.

This tension right now.

As soon as you get in that thing

and you feel the energy

and you feel it rumble

in your gut.

If you don't get turned on,

you're made of stone.

Where is it?

It's in the driveway.

Are you... Is this...

Oh, come on. Okay, okay... That's...


- Mom?

- Jeff.


You know, you're supposed to say

"hello" when you pick up the phone.

Yeah, I know.

I thought that maybe

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Jay Duplass

Lawrence Jay Duplass (born March 7, 1973) is an American film director, author, and actor widely known for his films The Puffy Chair (2005), Cyrus (2010), and Jeff, Who Lives at Home (2011), made in collaboration with his younger brother, Mark Duplass. Duplass stars in the Amazon Video comedy-drama series Transparent (2014–present), and co-created the HBO comedy-drama series Togetherness (2015–16). more…

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