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Writer:
Lena Dunham (written by)
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Release Date:
30 March 2012 (Ireland) See more »
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Tagline:
Aura would like you to know that she is having a very, very hard time.
Plot:
About a recent college grad who returns home while she tries to figure out what to do with her life. | Add synopsis »
Awards:
6 wins & 7 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Moving Back in with Mom See more (37 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Lena Dunham ... Aura

Laurie Simmons ... Siri

Grace Dunham ... Nadine
Rachel Howe ... Candice

Merritt Wever ... Frankie

Amy Seimetz ... Ashlynn

Alex Karpovsky ... Jed

Jemima Kirke ... Charlotte
Garland Hunter ... Noelle
Isen Ritchie ... Jacob
Sarah Sophie Flicker ... Julia

David Call ... Keith

Jody Lee Lipes ... Bus Boy
Charlotte Istel ... Drunk Girl
Peter Rosenblum ... No Pants Kid
Paul Warneke ... Ipod Boy
John Newman ... Philippe
Isabel Halley ... Gallery Girl
Kyle Martin ... Keith's 'Boy'
Anna Bak-Kvapil ... Ashlynn's Friend
Nick Bentgen ... Ashlynn's Friend
Lance Edmands ... Ashlynn's Friend

Alex Ross Perry ... Ashlynn's Friend
Alice Wang ... Ashlynn's Friend
Teddy Blanks ... Gallery-Goer
Jennifer Brown ... Gallery-Goer
Durga Chew-Bose ... Gallery-Goer
Zach Clark ... Gallery-Goer
Jesse Klein ... Gallery-Goer
Kathryn Sanders ... Gallery-Goer

Nat Sanders ... Gallery-Goer
Natalie Bergner ... High School Reveler
Nile Berry ... High School Reveler
Wyeth Birch ... High School Reveler
Alexander Davis ... High School Reveler
Dash Davidson ... High School Reveler
Amanda Greenbaum ... High School Reveler
Kate Gill ... High School Reveler
Calla Hastings ... High School Reveler
Matthew A. Jacobs ... High School Reveler
Pablo Marvel ... High School Reveler
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Mike S. Ryan ... Homeless Man (uncredited)

Directed by
Lena Dunham 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Lena Dunham  written by

Produced by
Kyle Martin .... producer
Alicia Van Couvering .... producer
Alice Wang .... co-producer
 
Original Music by
Teddy Blanks 
 
Cinematography by
Jody Lee Lipes 
 
Film Editing by
Lance Edmands 
 
Art Direction by
Jade Healy 
 
Set Decoration by
Chris Trujillo 
 
Art Department
Paige A. Flash .... art production assistant (as Paige Flash)
 
Sound Department
Micah Bloomberg .... sound recordist
Timothy Cleary .... additional sound
David Fisher .... foley artist
Kenji Calderon Miyamoto .... sound effects editor (as Kenji Calderon)
Gene Park .... re-recording mixer
Gene Park .... supervising sound editor
Mike Silvestri .... additional sound
 
Visual Effects by
Benjamin Moses Smith .... visual effects
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Josh M. Allen .... electrics (as Josh Allen)
Joe Anderson .... focus puller
Joe Anderson .... still photographer
Nick Bentgen .... electrics
Andrew Engert .... grip
Anna Rose Holmer .... grip (as Anna Farrell)
Jeff Peixoto .... gaffer
 
Editorial Department
Sam Daley .... colorist
Gordon Holmes .... second assistant editor
Patrick McGuinn .... post-production project manager
Tomas Vengris .... assistant editor
Richie Roefaro .... final cut pro technician (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Patrick Albertson .... additional musician
Patrick Ford .... additional musician
Annie Pearlman .... music supervisor
 
Other crew
Josh Braun .... distribution advisor: Submarine Enterainment (as Josh Braum)
Desiree Brown .... production assistant
Jeffrey Cristiani .... set operations (as Jeff Cristiani)
André Des Rochers .... legal services: Gary Krauss Des Rochers
Adam Kersh .... publicist
Lisa Kjerulff .... pre-production coordinator
Julia Newman .... script supervisor
Teddy Blanks .... title designer (uncredited)
Huma Khan .... legal post production (uncredited)
 
Thanks
Zach Clark .... thanks
Carlton DeWoody .... special thanks
Isabel Halley .... thanks
Christianne Hedtke .... thanks
Barbara Jean Kearney .... thanks
Karina Longworth .... thanks
Isaac Mizrahi .... thanks
Annie Pearlman .... thanks
Mike S. Ryan .... thanks
Nat Sanders .... thanks
Ti West .... thanks
Thadd Williams .... thanks
Paul Zucker .... thanks
 

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98 min
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2.35 : 1 See more »
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Trivia:
Contrary to belief, the dialogue was not entirely improvised nor ad-libbed. Lena Dunham said the script was written specifically for amateur actors.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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Movie Connections:
References The Wizard of Oz (1939)See more »
Soundtrack:
When U Come HomeSee more »

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12 out of 17 people found the following review useful.
Moving Back in with Mom, 29 August 2012
Author: evanston_dad from United States

This quiet, unassuming movie about a recent college graduate who moves back in with her mom and sister while trying to figure out what to do with her life got under my skin and stayed there.

Director Lena Dunham, who also stars in the film as Aura, has a knack for putting together individual scenes that play as if nothing of much significance is happening in them, but that when put together as a whole reveal an awful lot about the lives of her characters. Much of the film follows Aura as she aimlessly hangs out with friends, meets guys, gets a job. She's awkward and maybe an easy target, but she's also sweet and harmless and easy enough to root for. She gets on her mom's nerves and vice versa, fights with her sister, and overstays her welcome in her mom's house. We've seen it all before, right?

Not really. "Tiny Furniture" may be about subject matter we've seen done a hundred times, but it felt like a totally unique take on it. In fact, it's not until the film's final moments, and when you're thinking about it afterwards, that you realize the movie isn't really that much about Aura's ennui and lack of direction; it's about her relationship with her mom, a fact that's easy to overlook by the small amount of screen time the mom has. By the end of the movie, Aura's increasingly destructive and increasingly disturbing behavior seems less like a lonely girl's attempts to fill the boring hours of her day, and instead like the ever-more-desperate attempt of a child trying to force an absentee parent into taking notice of her.

This is a really wonderful movie with tiny nuances in the direction and acting that set it apart from other indie films like it.

Grade: A

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