Der arme Jeff. Er ist 30, nicht verheiratet oder liiert, unausgebildet und wohnt bei seiner Mutter im Keller. Dort raucht er Pott und schaut sich den Film Signs immer und immer wieder an - bis er selbst glaubt, Zeichen zu erblicken. Jeff jedenfalls meint, man müsste nur den Zeichen folgen und das eigene Schicksal würde sich zum Guten wenden. Eine Logik, die aufgeht nach zehn Jahren Pot...
Not being a fan of the Duplass boys priors, I was surprised how engaging and affecting I found this film to be. To say it's a more 'mature' film is a bit of a stretch, since it still deals with their 'man-boys', but it plays more like a filmed version of the dirty realism of 80s North American short stories with strong but understated performances. And, damn, even the 'uplifting' ending didn't feel forced but earned.
Imperfect but strangely affecting, this dramedy has some good humor to offset the overwhelming brokenness of its characters. While it was completely solid and heading toward a simple conclusion, the unexpected climax was better than you'd expect. But that darn zooming camera!
i enjoyed this film surprisingly more so than I thought I would since the trailer was such crap. I really liked the optimistic attitude of the film and it's stance on fixing marriages rather than giving up on them. A stance I think is incredibly important in modern movies. Acting was good and there were some legitimately funny moments. And the ending was actually moving! Go figure!