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Director:
Writers:
Mark Duplass (written by) &
Jay Duplass (written by)
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Release Date:
27 April 2007 (UK) See more »
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Plot:
Josh Sagers drives cross-country on a mission to deliver his father's birthday gift - a giant purple LazyBoy. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Awards:
3 wins & 2 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
P.Diddy LOVES this chair! See more (68 total) »

Cast

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Mark Duplass ... Josh

Katie Aselton ... Emily (as Kathryn Aselton)

Rhett Wilkins ... Rhett

Julie Fischer ... Amber
Larry Duplass ... Josh's Dad

Bari Hyman ... 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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Directed by
Jay Duplass 
Mark Duplass (uncredited)
 
Writing credits
Mark Duplass (written by) &
Jay Duplass (written by)

Produced by
Katie Aselton .... co-producer (as Kathryn Aselton)
Cindy Duplass .... executive producer
Larry Duplass .... executive producer
Mark Duplass .... producer
Jen Tracy .... co-producer (as Jen Tracy Duplass)
Jay Duplass .... producer (uncredited)
Julie Fischer .... senior post-production producer (uncredited)
 
Film Editing by
Jay Deuby 
 
Sound Department
Larry Blake .... sound re-recording mixer
John E. Bryant .... boom operator (as John Bryant)
Matt Coby .... sound editor
Jay Gallagher .... sound editor
Patricia Gorman .... sound editor
 
Camera and Electrical Department
John E. Bryant .... gaffer (as John Bryant)
 
Other crew
Mark David .... film clips: "Sweet Thing" courtesy of
 
Thanks
Jeffrey Abramson .... thanks (as Jeff Abramson)
Carl Aselton .... special thanks
Ora Aselton .... special thanks
Stefanie Azpiazu .... thanks (as Stephanie Azpiazu)
Brad Barnes .... thanks
Todd Barnes .... thanks
Eric Besner .... thanks
Will Blake .... thanks
Anna Boden .... thanks
Charles Budd .... thanks
Mary Budd .... thanks
Andrew Bujalski .... thanks
Charles Burmeister .... thanks
Ray Carney .... thanks
Howard Cohen .... thanks
Ozzie Coombs .... thanks
Sharon Coombs .... thanks
Liesl Copland .... special thanks
Michael Costigan .... thanks
Eric d'Arbeloff .... thanks
Mark David .... thanks
Craig A. Emanuel .... thanks (as Craig Emanuel)
Eric Escobar .... thanks
Warren Etheredge .... thanks (as Warren Etheridge)
Ryan Fleck .... thanks
Andy Gershenzon .... thanks
Robert Hawk .... thanks (as Bob Hawk)
Erin Heidenreich .... thanks
Chris Henderson .... thanks
Eugene Hernandez .... thanks
Julie Howard .... thanks
Amy Hubbard .... thanks (as Amy MacLean)
Marc Isaacman .... thanks (as Mark Isaacman)
Elisabeth Jamison .... thanks
Dana Johnson .... thanks
Chris Kannen .... thanks
Douglas Katz .... thanks
Willard Kelley .... thanks
Geoff Kleinman .... thanks
Shauna Larussa .... thanks
Tamara Lecker .... thanks
Ryan Long .... thanks
Doug March .... thanks
Anne McCabe .... thanks
Megan O'Neill .... thanks
Marguerite Phillips .... thanks
Suzannah Phillips .... thanks
Bryan Poyser .... thanks
Frank Reynolds .... thanks
James Rocchi .... thanks
David Rubin .... thanks
Ted Sarandos .... thanks
Garret Savage .... thanks
Peter Sawyer .... thanks
John Schlegel .... thanks
Lee-Lee Schlegel .... thanks
Maya Singer .... thanks
Dustin Smith .... thanks (as Dusty Smith)
Ellen Strout .... thanks
Joe Swanberg .... thanks
Jake Vaughan .... thanks
Amber Lea Voiles .... thanks (as Amber Voiles)
Ryan Werner .... thanks
Byron Westbrook .... thanks
Joanne Wiles .... thanks
Caveh Zahedi .... thanks
David Zellner .... thanks
Steve Zissis .... thanks
 
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Rated R for language
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USA:85 min
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References Garfield (2004)See more »
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Blanket of LoveSee more »

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31 out of 49 people found the following review useful.
P.Diddy LOVES this chair!, 9 February 2005
Author: FritzdaCat

For a single man, the late 20's can be a very interesting and pleasant phase of life. You still enjoy much of the freedom you had when you were younger, but without the poverty. You've got a real job, a decent car, and a place of your own with no roommate. You've probably even got a few wine glasses and some framed pictures on the wall. You've figured out how to look and act like an adult, while remaining a teenager on the inside. In "The Puffy Chair," Josh (Mark Duplass) is just such a guy (not a man, but a guy). He sets off on a road trip to deliver his dad's birthday present, a purple Lazy-Boy just like one Josh remembers from his childhood. It's clear he is looking forward to some solo time on the road, but first his girlfriend Emily (Kathryn Aselton) and then his brother Rhett (Rhett Wilkins) tag along. In true road-trip fashion the three encounter various challenges along the way, and hash out their relationships.

The dynamics between the emotionally reticent Josh and his effusive, impulsive brother are there mainly for comic relief. The main theme of "The Puffy Chair" is the tension between Josh, who is happy just being a guy and having a girlfriend, and Emily who craves at least some emotional validation if not a solid commitment. The painful, late-night "conversations" that result will be uncomfortably familiar to most. Don't be misled, though. "The Puffy Chair" deals with real feelings and relationship issues, but it is above all else a hilarious road-trip comedy.

The first full-length feature by the Duplass brothers (Mark and Jay), "The Puffy Chair" is unmistakably low-budget. I suspect the biggest budget item was the actual chair. The quality of the cinematography and lighting lies somewhere between cheap porn and after-school special. The performances, on the other hand, are very heartfelt and enjoyable. One nice independent-film touch is that Josh's parents are played by Mark Duplass's actual parents. In one pivotal scene, Mr. Duplass dispenses some of his own fatherly advice.

I caught Puffy Chair at Sundance, and I will be surprised if it hits the Cineplex any time soon. It's a delightful movie, but it doesn't have the breakout success potential of a "Napoleon Dynamite." This is more the "Brothers McMullen" of 2005. See it if you can, and keep an eye out for the next Duplass brothers effort. 4 out of 5 stars.

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