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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)
3 wins & 3 nominations. See more awards »

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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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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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Trivia

The actors were each paid $100 a day for their work. See more »

Connections

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

Soundtracks

The Way We Get By
(2002)
Written by Britt Daniel (uncredited)
Performed by Spoon
Merge Records
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Simple and amazing.
1 May 2007 | by PursualSee all my reviews

It actually refreshing the amount of people who have totally missed the point of this film...perhaps they have found something most of us yearn for...that amazingly simple feeling of total and mutual infatuation.

For those of us more vulnerable, the main theme of this story will be an all too familiar one. Doubts of commitment, and about committing. That which should be simple, is suddenly a struggle for affirmation. As a guy, I totally related to poor Josh (and his cowardice). I see myself in the reasons he resorts to baby talk and humor (it avoids sincerity), the frustration he represses, and that feeling like you are the only sane person left. As for the women out there...watch this movie and then ponder this: If he is crazy about you and if hes worth being crazy about, then he will make you know it. End of story.

If you don't know it, hes either not crazy about you and doesn't have the balls to admit it, or you want someone who can show it more...move on.

Id like to believe true love is simple, and amazing, like the telling of the story of The Puffy Chair.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 April 2007 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Η πολυθρόνα See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$15,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$26,029, 4 June 2006

Gross USA:

$194,523

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$195,254
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