Jeff is 30 successfully unemployed and living in his mothers basement experimenting with recreational drugs and watching the TV. Then one day he takes a wrong number call for someone called `Kevin' and decides it is a sign as per his fave film that Mel Gibson `classic' `Signs', you know the one with the crop circles. He is one of these people who thinks everything happens for a reason and so this random moment will lead him to his possible destiny. This thankfully occurs when he sees a teenager on a bus with `Kevin' on his T - Shirt, so as any sane person would do, he sets off in hot (well luke warm) pursuit.
Jeff (Jason Segel of `I Love You Man' and `Forgetting Sarah Marshall') also has a brother Pat (Ed Helms `The Hangover), who is at a turning point in his relationship. Despite the state of their finances he thinks that buying a Porsche will help, but then he sees his wife with another man. Enlisting the help of Jeff they set off in warmish pursuit of the pair. Meanwhile their long suffering mum played by the wonderful Susan Sarandon ( I love her because she was in `The Rocky Horror Picture Show') is in a job with a secret admirer and she thinks things might be looking up, if only she could get her lazy son off the sofa.
This is a movie that wants to be quirky and it sort of gets there and it wants to be funny and I did laugh on at least two occasions, but it was more the schadenfreude kind of thing, where you laugh at others misfortunes, which is what the movie was playing for. It is though a caring film; relationships are at the core as well as misplaced value in material things and the belief that looking at things from a different angle can bring massive rewards.
It has a run time of just under an hour and a half and it flows by in a reassured pace. I actually quite enjoyed it, this is not laugh out loud or `riotous' but it is warm, amusing and ultimately entertaining, the sort that warms the cockles of your heart as they used to say in my Grand dads day.