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The Puffy Chair (2005)

 -  Comedy | Drama | Romance  -  27 April 2007 (UK)
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Josh Sagers drives cross-country on a mission to deliver his father's birthday gift - a giant purple LazyBoy.

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Josh
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Emily (as Kathryn Aselton)
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Rhett
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Amber
Larry Duplass ...
Josh's Dad
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Motel Manager
Gerald Finnegan ...
Furniture Salesman
Henry Barendse ...
Upholsterer
Cindy Duplass ...
Josh's Mom
David Parsons ...
Theater Owner
Jose Manuel Alvarado ...
Furniture Employee
Daniel Gonzalez ...
Furniture Employee (as Daniel Gonzales)
Ora Aselton ...
Furniture Customer
Bill Leighton ...
Fire Extinguisher (as Billy Leighton)
Jim Whalen ...
Doctor
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Storyline

Josh and Emily are in a relationship, but he can be inattentive and unromantic and she can shift her focus from small things to emotional issues in a moment. He invites her to drive from New York City to somewhere in Virginia to pick up a chair that he's bought on eBay for his father's birthday. On the way, he stops at his brother Rhett's, outside Philly, and invites him along. Josh tries to save money at a motel, has to negotiate with the seller of the chair and with an upholsterer, and faces tough questions from Emily. He calls her "Dude," he's moody, and it looks as if the relationship will end soon. Is there more than meets the eye here? How do people decide? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Box Office

Budget:

$15,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$26,029 (USA) (2 June 2006)

Gross:

$192,467 (USA) (8 September 2006)
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Really great for $15,000 but still not especially satisfying.
16 July 2012 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

Recently, the Duplass brothers have received quite a bit of attention from Leonard Maltin as well as a few other critics. So, I decided to see a few of their films. While I can easily understand SOME of the enthusiasm, either I'm missing something or I just haven't gotten to the right films they've made. Today I watched "True Adolescents" and "The Puffy Chair"--both of which had a lot to like as well as a lot to dislike. On the plus side, Mark Duplass played some very interesting and non-traditional characters. And, fortunately, the films were NOT forumulaic. But on the negative, the people weren't exactly likable and the endings were incredibly unfulfilling--making me, oddly, wish they'd been at least a bit more formulaic!

As for "The Puffy Chair", I am glad I looked at the IMDb listing before I saw the film. Because of this, I knew that they only spent $15,000 on the film--FAR LESS than even Ed Wood spent on his films--and his were absolutely terrible--and "The Puffy Chair" was certainly not a terrible film. So, at least dollar-for-dollar, it's amazing film--with better acting than you'd expect, better production values and a less crappy look than you'd expect for the amount spent. Because of this, I could ignore the shaking camera. But this doesn't mean I could ignore the plot (which, like life, didn't seem fully worked out) as well as the difficulty I felt trying to connect with them--as all three characters seemed annoying and very immature. Still, there WAS a lot of promise in this film (and "True Adolescents")--so maybe their newer stuff is just a bit better.


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