Jeff, Who Lives at Home (4 stars)
We watched Jeff, Who Lives at Home (Netflix streaming). This is a surprisingly effective slow and quiet film that starts out being about a slacker and his mal-adjusted family, but it becomes something much more moving. Everyone in the small ensemble is very good: Jason Segal (a favorite of ours), Ed Helms, Susan Sarandon, Judy Greer, and Rae Dawn Chong. I’m tempted to give it 5 stars — we talked about it a long time after — but it is almost too low-key for that.
Dispatched from his basement room on an errand for his mother, slacker Jeff might discover his destiny (finally) when he spends the day with his brother as he tracks his possibly adulterous wife.