After getting great reviews at the Toronto International Film Festival, the Duplass brothers’ upcoming film Jeff, Who Lives At Home looks to be one of the funniest comedy-dramas of the year. Led by Jason Segel and Ed Helms as brothers Jeff and Pat, the film was co-written and -directed by Jay and Mark Duplass, and also stars Judy Greer as Pat’s wife and Susan Sarandon as the brothers’ mother, Sharon.
The first trailer for the film has just hit the net, courtesy of Apple, and it is quite simply brilliant. Funny in all the right ways, and with a plot that makes the comedy mean something. Like last year’s 50/50, it looks life-affirming with a smile on its face.
“On his way to the store to buy wood glue, Jeff looks for signs from the universe to determine his path. However, a series of comedic and unexpected events leads him to cross paths with his family in the strangest of locations and circumstances. Jeff just may find the meaning of his life… and if he’s lucky, pick up the wood glue as well.”
Segel and Helms have both been rising well in recent years, Segel particularly doing well from both How I Met Your Mother and films like Forgetting Sarah Marshall, Bad Teacher, and the upcoming The Muppets. And it’s great to see that Greer is getting recognised for the great comedy actress she is as well; we can look forward to seeing her in The Descendants opposite George Clooney later this month too.
Jeff, Who Lives At Home will be coming to cinemas in the UK on 20th April, which is a date that really can’t come fast enough. I was looking forward to this a lot already, and now the trailer has just increased that anticipation exponentially. I can’t wait. If you want to watch the trailer in HD, then you can do so over at Apple. Enjoy.