Thursday, October 4, 2012
Short Cut Review: Jeff, Who Lives at Home
A Short Cut Movie Review is normally less than 400 words, but in some cases may go slightly over. This is my attempt to keep writing about as many films as I see without getting bogged down with trying to find more to say. They are meant to be brief snapshots of my reaction to a movie without too much depth.
A frustrating comedy about a grown man in arrested development still living in his mother's basement. He spends his time seeking signs and connections in life, hoping to encounter patters and meaning in the randomness. Signs is his favorite movie. The film never settles comfortably into a tone. It wants to be funny, but rarely is. Then it tries to get weepy and dramatic but without the skill in direction to convince us.