I finally got around to seeing my first Duplass Brothers movie last year with Cyrus starring Jonah Hill and John C. Reilly. While I enjoyed the film and it made me interested to see more of their movies, I understand that it’s probably not an entirely accurate representation of their work since it is also their most accessible film to date. It does, however, seem like it could be a good indicator of what to expect from their next indie comedy Jeff Who Lives At Home, which also happens to star a handful of fairly well-known actors: specifically, Jason Segel and Ed Helms.
The story revolves around two brothers, Jeff and Pat, one of which (Segel) is a slacker still living in their mother’s basement, while the other (Helms) is employed and happily married. After spotting Pat’s wife (Judy Greer) with another man, they start to suspect that she might be cheating on him, and so they team up to get to the bottom of things. The movie also stars Susan Sarandon as their mother, and it looks to be just the right balance of goofy and sweet. I’m not running out to see it right this minute, but it definitely seems like it will be an easy watch. Jeff Who Lives At Home hits select theatres on March 16th; check out the trailer after the jump and see what you think.