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The Puffy Chair (2005)

R  |   |  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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Cast

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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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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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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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This film is a GEM!!!!!
9 January 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

My husband and I checked this film out on Netflix and what a pleasant surprise. It's really a genius little film. The actors were so real and believable and natural. The story was so simple and poignant. You had no idea where it would go next. There were truly HILARIOUS & Brilliant moments especially the motel sequence. I loved the bond between the brothers. It showed their whole relationship perfectly. The ending was also just so very perfect and real and forced. I give this film TWO MAJOR thumbs up!!!! I hope people see this screen gem!!!! It reminded me of another independent low budget film we also LOVED called Funny Ha Ha. I look forward to seeing what else comes from these two brother filmmakers. Very Sincerely, Hope Levy


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