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The Puffy Chair (2004)

Cast: Mark Duplass, Kathryn Aselton, Rhett Wilkins, more...
Director: L. Jay Duplass
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Studio: Genius Entertainment/Red Envelope Entertainme
Genre: Comedies, Drama, Independent, Quest, Road Movies
Running Time: 84 min.
Languages: English
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Synopsis
Dejected by his failure to achieve fame as a New York City indie-rocker and unable to figure out just when it was that his life took a sharp turn for the worse, a small-town boy who had once harbored big dreams for the future sets out on a cross-country adventure to give his father a birthday the old man will never forget in director Jay Duplass' nostalgic road trip comedy. Josh (Mark Duplass) may not have found the success he was hoping for in the big city, but he's determined not to go back home empty-handed. When an eBay browsing session leads Josh to a vintage Lazy Boy recliner just like the one that used to grace his childhood living room, the loving son opts to purchase the purple relic and deliver it to his father as a surprise birthday gift. Josh's simple plan is suddenly complicated by the appearance of his emotionally demanding girlfriend, Emily (Kathryn Aselton), and his granola-munching brother, Rhett (Rhett Wilkins) -- who both insist on joining him on his homeward-bound mission. While the hapless would-be rocker sets out with them on a mission to deliver a piece of his childhood to his father back home, he might also learn a thing or two about himself and his relationships in the process. ~ Jason Buchanan, All Movie Guide




Named one ten "Indies to Look Out for in 2006" by Film Threat and "one of the best American movies of the last ten years" by Cassavetes scholar Ray Carney, The Puffy Chair has been a hit on the festival circuit for a while and is now slowly rolling into theaters across the nation. Thomas Logoreci talks to the brothers who made it, Jay and Mark Duplass, about what to do when Hollywood comes calling. Full article >>


GreenCine Member Reviews

Overrated by LBrodie August 29, 2007 - 9:43 AM PDT
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1 out of 2 members found this review helpful
Although it has a funny moments, this movie bordered on unwatchable for me. The characters are just too unlikeable to care about and the story is not captivating enough to make up for this deficit.

highly recommended indie by Biehlanphear July 23, 2007 - 12:12 PM PDT
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3 out of 5 members found this review helpful
This is a crafty movie, cleverly mixing comedy with drama, though what's so enjoyable about it is that it's funny not like a movie is funny, but like your friends are funny, and filled with drama the way your friends' lives are filled with drama.




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