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The Puffy Chair (2005)

Josh Sagers drives cross-country on a mission to deliver his father's birthday gift - a giant purple LazyBoy.

Directors:

Jay Duplass, Mark Duplass (uncredited)

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Mark Duplass ... Josh
Katie Aselton ... Emily (as Kathryn Aselton)
Rhett Wilkins ... Rhett
Julie Fischer ... Amber
Larry Duplass Larry Duplass ... Josh's Dad
Bari Hyman ... Motel Manager
Gerald Finnegan Gerald Finnegan ... Furniture Salesman
Henry Barendse Henry Barendse ... Upholsterer
Cindy Duplass Cindy Duplass ... Josh's Mom
David Parsons David Parsons ... Theater Owner
Jose Manuel Alvarado Jose Manuel Alvarado ... Furniture Employee
Daniel Gonzalez Daniel Gonzalez ... Furniture Employee (as Daniel Gonzales)
Ora Aselton Ora Aselton ... Furniture Customer
Bill Leighton Bill Leighton ... Fire Extinguisher (as Billy Leighton)
Jim Whalen 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

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 April 2007 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

$15,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$26,029, 4 June 2006, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$192,467, 10 September 2006
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Technical Specs

Color:

Color
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Trivia

The filmmakers marketed this film by placing stickers with the film's title and artwork in public areas, including on the sides of buses and inside urinals. See more »

Connections

References Say Anything... (1989) See more »

Soundtracks

Closer
(2002)
Written by Wiley Cerritos (uncredited) and Matt Pond PA (uncredited)
Performed by Matt Pond PA
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The Puffy Chair (2005)

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