In the opening scene of the Duplass brothers’ charming, low-key comedy Jeff, Who Lives at Home
, the main character explains that he’s based his entire slacker lifestyle on the movie Signs
. He’s not lazy; he’s just waiting for the universe to tell him what he should be doing. The Duplass brothers treat their hero, and the premise, with such gentleness that the movie makes a pretty good case for adopting Jeff’s approach; it’s a Zen slacker-philosophy manifesto.
Jason Segel plays Jeff, a single, jobless pot smoker who drives his mother (Susan Saranadon) crazy with his irresponsibility. During the course of one eventful day, however, Jeff will confro...