New To Blu: Jeff Who Lives At Home

Jeff Who Lives At Home is a character driven indie comedy that features the talents of Jason Segel, Ed Helms, Susan Sarandon and Rae Dawn Chong. I was quite surprised when I saw Chong's name listed in the credits. She was a hot property back in the 80s, but quickly faded from the spotlight.

This is a slow paced family piece that might not appeal to a broad audience. While it's a decent movie, the pacing and dialogue seem extremely familiar to so many low budget indie comedies that fit in to the quirky category of other films The Squid and the Whale, Juno, or Everything Must Go. There are some funny spots but overall the movie feels sluggish and rather self indulgent.

If you like independent comedies with a message of family bonds and brotherhood, you may like Jeff Who Lives At Home. Personally, I just felt like the movie reaches a level of stagnation early on and never moves beyond it. Sorry.