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Tiny Furniture (2010)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 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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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.


Comedy | Drama | Romance


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30 March 2012 (UK)  »

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Mebelki  »

Box Office


$65,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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


$389,804 (USA) (18 February 2011)

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Lena Dunham used her parents' money to make the film. She didn't have enough to pay anyone, so she ended up asking her friends and family to be part of it and it worked. See more »


[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.
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Featured in Ebert Presents: At the Movies: Episode #1.10 (2011) See more »


When U Come Home
Written by Teddy Blanks
Performed by Teddy Blanks
Published by Gunga Din (ASCAP)
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A glorified home movie
17 May 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

We live in a DIY culture, where filmmakers graduate from fancy-shmancy schools and think they can just make a film about themselves and call it art. Exhibit A (or Exhibit Gazillion): Lena Dunham's Tiny Furniture (2010). A glorified home movie. Tiny Furniture tells the story of recent college grad, Aura (Lena Dunham, who also wrote and directed the film), who must deal with the transition from alternative, lazy student to an actual full-grown woman. Post- grad confusion constantly pedals itself across independent cinema, and frankly, I'm sick of it. The narrative is rather dull, but this isn't anything out of the ordinary for mumblecore. However, I do admire Lena Dunham and her character as Aura (where she is essentially playing herself). She may not be anything special, but she's real. She's accurate—naïve, narcissistic, and completely disoriented. Ultimately, I think that's why this film (amongst other post-grad films) is so successful. It's built for a certain demographic—post-grad losers. They (We) find these movies comforting because the lost characters are just like them (us). I'm not going to say I didn't enjoy this movie, but I probably wouldn't have hadn't I found it extremely relatable to my current lifestyle. Hopefully, this film will work as a serious reality-check for those of us graduating soon. I don't want to be Aura. That's for sure. Aside from its tired plot, Lena Dunham actually has a great visual eye and hopefully this will reflect in her future work, when she isn't delving into self-exploitation any longer.

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