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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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Lena Dunham

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Lena Dunham
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Lena Dunham ... Aura
Laurie Simmons ... Siri
Grace Dunham ... Nadine
Rachel Howe Rachel Howe ... Candice
Merritt Wever ... Frankie
Amy Seimetz ... Ashlynn
Alex Karpovsky ... Jed
Jemima Kirke ... Charlotte
Garland Hunter Garland Hunter ... Noelle
Isen Ritchie Isen Ritchie ... Jacob
Sarah Sophie Flicker Sarah Sophie Flicker ... Julia
David Call ... Keith
Jody Lee Lipes ... Bus Boy
Charlotte Istel Charlotte Istel ... Drunk Girl
Peter Rosenblum 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 | Romance

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Trivia

Noelle and her son Jacob are played by actual mother and son Garland Hunter and Isen Ritchie. Hunter is married to artist Matthew Ritchie, and their family actually does live in the very same apartment building on Desbosses St. in downtown Manhattan as the film's creator Lena Dunham and her real-life artist parents Carroll Dunham and Laurie Simmons. See more »

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[first lines]
Aura: Honey, I'm home... Family?
Candice: Downstairs...
Siri: Can you turn your right toe slightly towards me?
Nadine: It hurts.
Siri: Perfect.
[click]
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References The Wizard of Oz (1939) See more »

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Aaron
Performed by Rebecca Schiffman
Written by Rebecca Schiffman
Published by Ludge House (ASCAP)
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A glorified home movie
17 May 2011 | by CinemaFrostedBettySee 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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Country:

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Language:

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Release Date:

30 March 2012 (UK) See more »

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Budget:

$65,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$21,235, 14 November 2010

Gross USA:

$391,674

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$416,498
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