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Jason Segel and Ed Helms star for Duplass brothers

03.11.2010

Jason Segel and Ed Helms have signed on to star in JEFF WHO LIVES AT HOME, an upcoming comedy from writer/directors Mark and Jay Duplass. The film will star the two actors as brothers - one a loser stoner who still lives at home (Segel) and the other uptight and overbearing (Helms). While this sounds good on the surface, the project is being produced by Jason Reitman and John Malkovich's Mr. Mudd company, the same duo that teamed up for JUNO. I don't want to beat the long dead horse about my severe distaste for that movie but I'm hoping the sensibilities of the Duplass boys, Segel and Helms can override any other "outside forces."

Both Segel and Helms are busy in the coming months with Segel wrapping work on "How I Married Your Mother" and then segueing to BAD TEACHER with Cameron Diaz. Helms has "The Office" to finish up and the Universal comedy CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE with director Dean Parisot.

The Duplass brothers have their latest comedy CYRUS (with Jonah Hill and John C. Reilly) set for release this summer and will be screening this weekend in SXSW.

Extra Tidbit: I took a lot of heat in 2007 for my JUNO hate.
Source: THR

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10:13PM on 03/11/2010
Juno was an awesome movie and Jason Segel and Ed Helms are always a good thing in my book
Juno was an awesome movie and Jason Segel and Ed Helms are always a good thing in my book
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3:25PM on 03/11/2010

not to completely rag on Juno...

but it's not going to hold up in the long run. fuck it, Mike.
i remember when the napolean dynamite flick was supposed to be the shit.
i don't know if it's just the current generation not giving as much a shit about movies enough to really care about and remember flicks or if the movies are just not good enough to be remembered...

for me I just didn't really think Juno was ALL that great. it was pretty good. that's about it for me.
but it's not going to hold up in the long run. fuck it, Mike.
i remember when the napolean dynamite flick was supposed to be the shit.
i don't know if it's just the current generation not giving as much a shit about movies enough to really care about and remember flicks or if the movies are just not good enough to be remembered...

for me I just didn't really think Juno was ALL that great. it was pretty good. that's about it for me.
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2:17PM on 03/11/2010
Thumbs way up for the casting.
Thumbs way down for the all too familiar plot
I am neutral
Thumbs way up for the casting.
Thumbs way down for the all too familiar plot
I am neutral
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2:05PM on 03/11/2010
I've only seen one Duplass Brothers movie (The Puffy Chair) but I really like Mark in the movies I've seen him in. But really, anything that's got Segel in it, I'm there.
I've only seen one Duplass Brothers movie (The Puffy Chair) but I really like Mark in the movies I've seen him in. But really, anything that's got Segel in it, I'm there.
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1:49PM on 03/11/2010
The Duplass Brothers are great, glad to see them and Ed Helms doing well in their careers. Although I do hope Helms doesn't get typecasted in these types of roles.

And yeah, Juno kind of sucked. I liked the last half of it though. Especially JK Simmonds, Jason Bateman, and Jennifer Garner. Ellen Page is abrasively annoying in the first hour of that movie.
The Duplass Brothers are great, glad to see them and Ed Helms doing well in their careers. Although I do hope Helms doesn't get typecasted in these types of roles.

And yeah, Juno kind of sucked. I liked the last half of it though. Especially JK Simmonds, Jason Bateman, and Jennifer Garner. Ellen Page is abrasively annoying in the first hour of that movie.
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12:29PM on 03/11/2010
I'm just excited because these guys do kinda look slightly similar, to where I could believe they're brothers. As long as this isn't written by Diablo Cody, I'm in. I like Reitman, even if he's only producing this. Juno was his weakest film, though.
I'm just excited because these guys do kinda look slightly similar, to where I could believe they're brothers. As long as this isn't written by Diablo Cody, I'm in. I like Reitman, even if he's only producing this. Juno was his weakest film, though.
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11:41AM on 03/11/2010

You're Completely Right, Mike

Hated Juno. Hated its cutesy-dumb-ass overly pretentious dialogue. Hated the inane, bowel churn-inducing little songs. Hated that an oscar went to the junkie post-goth former stripper skank that wrote it. Hated that an almost transparent Han Solo had to look embarassed giving it to her. Although I'm sure she's very nice in person, when she's not talking.
Hated Juno. Hated its cutesy-dumb-ass overly pretentious dialogue. Hated the inane, bowel churn-inducing little songs. Hated that an oscar went to the junkie post-goth former stripper skank that wrote it. Hated that an almost transparent Han Solo had to look embarassed giving it to her. Although I'm sure she's very nice in person, when she's not talking.
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11:28AM on 03/11/2010

Meh...

"a loser stoner who still lives at home (SEGEL) and the other uptight and overbearing (HELMS)"...

I would have love it if the characters were opposite of what you might expect... Helms as a stoner.. now that is something worth watching..

"a loser stoner who still lives at home (SEGEL) and the other uptight and overbearing (HELMS)"...

I would have love it if the characters were opposite of what you might expect... Helms as a stoner.. now that is something worth watching..

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11:08AM on 03/11/2010
how i met your mother? lol
how i met your mother? lol
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10:55AM on 03/11/2010

I'm with you Mike

I am right there with you on the dislike for Juno. It was so overrated and ultimately completely pointless. Surely if you are going to make a movie about teenage pregnancy at least have a moral or some kind of message. But no, it was basically a 90 minute home movie.

However, I am loving Jason Segel's work at the moment so I hope he would not put his name to anything that is not up to his standards. I hope the Muppet movie happens too!
I am right there with you on the dislike for Juno. It was so overrated and ultimately completely pointless. Surely if you are going to make a movie about teenage pregnancy at least have a moral or some kind of message. But no, it was basically a 90 minute home movie.

However, I am loving Jason Segel's work at the moment so I hope he would not put his name to anything that is not up to his standards. I hope the Muppet movie happens too!
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10:16AM on 03/11/2010
The Duplass Brothers, Ed Helms, and Jason Segal together sounds awesome. in my opnion the only good thing about Juno was Rainn Wilson's little cameo at the beginning.
The Duplass Brothers, Ed Helms, and Jason Segal together sounds awesome. in my opnion the only good thing about Juno was Rainn Wilson's little cameo at the beginning.
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