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Tiny Furniture (2010)

 -  Comedy | Drama  -  30 March 2012 (UK)
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About a recent college grad who returns home while she tries to figure out what to do with her life.

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Charlotte
Garland Hunter ...
Noelle
Isen Ritchie ...
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Bus Boy
Charlotte Istel ...
Drunk Girl
Peter Rosenblum ...
No Pants Kid
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About a recent college grad who returns home while she tries to figure out what to do with her life.

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Aura would like you to know that she is having a very, very hard time.

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Comedy | Drama

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30 March 2012 (UK)  »

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$65,000 (estimated)

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$21,235 (USA) (12 November 2010)

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$389,804 (USA) (18 February 2011)
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Dunham says the cost of making this film was only $65,000. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Aura: Honey, I'm home... Family?
Candace: Downstairs...
Siri: Can you turn your right toe slightly towards me?
Nadine: It hurts.
Siri: Perfect.
[click]
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References Christiane F. (1981) See more »

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Crying In Vain
Performed by Sonia's Party! & The Everyone's Invited
Written by Sonia Kreitzer & Deke Shipp
Published by Sonia Kreitzer
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Tiny maybe - but punches above its weight
28 October 2010 | by (Old London, New England) – See all my reviews

Written and directed by Lena Dunham, who also acted the part of the lead character, Aura, "Tiny Furniture" is a worthy accomplishment for a variety of reasons. Most importantly - with a budget of $50K - it demonstrates the production quality that can be achieved with minimal funds and a skeleton crew. The film tells the story of a young woman, just graduated from from film studies at Oberlin and upset over a recent romantic break-up, who returns to her artist mother's Tribeca apartment in New York where a younger sister also resides. Even if the storyline is seriously thin, the result is a witty look at the supposedly crucial dilemmas of an immature, privileged, self-absorbed female college graduate who finds herself on the threshold of adulthood. Coincidentally (or probably not) this narrative framework mirrored Ms Dunham's real-life circumstances at the time when she made the film - and she utilized her own mother, sister and friends to play their respective parts in this fictionalized version of her homecoming.

The film leads us through a sequence of Aura's everyday issues that she consistently turns into minor melodramas. These include communication issues with her mother, free-loading boyfriends, infantile sibling rivalry confrontations, employment problems and humiliating sexual misadventures - all of which are portrayed with a mixture of ironic humor and pathos. "Tiny Furniture" is beautifully photographed on a Canon Digital SLR, and the entire cast give appropriately cosmopolitan performances, with Jemima Kirke stealing the show as Aura's hilariously out-to-lunch BFF Charlotte.


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