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The Puffy Chair (2005)
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Summary: The story of three very different people and a giant purple puffy chair in a too-small van. -- and one of them has to go before the trip's end. (Roadside Attraction)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
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na Drumpie
55
T5
na cdub12
79
T8
na nminichino
50
T4
na JakeAesthete
73
T8
na Alan_Laidlaw
71
T4
na JGH
25
T1
na ari
45
T4
na mightysparks
70
T9
na heapshake
55
T5
na moviefreak
88
T8
na DrinkMilk
68
T7
na freeipods
72
T7
na JohnSandwich
75
T8
I liked it. The hippie brother character and the actor playing him was quite annoying. Other than that, yeah, pretty good.
na ECSR
9
T9
na frnk23
70
T8
na JJ1986
60
T6
na Vmfs
7
T6
na sidehacker
67
T5
na writerish
100
T10
na Kauf
83
T5
na capodelnulla
57
T3
na Matthew
60
T6
na smackpooky
67
T7
na dyslxichrt
81
T6
na closedmouth
90
T9
Maybe it's because I've been watching The League lately and consequently find Mark and Katie immediately likeable, but I thought this was a compelling, beautiful, complex depiction of a real, messy relationship, and relationships in general. Far from being plotless, it uses the MacGuffins of the road trip and the titular chair to tell a series of short stories illustrating the fascinating flaws of these complex characters. Even the lame ending with all its false catharsis seems appropriate.
na nlrsox
80
T4
na bookhouseboy
65
T9
Duplass-Brothers feature debut is a road trip on a shoestring budget, and we're following two brothers and a girl on a funny,charming and emotional journey; a slice of life that's realistic and relatable thanks to the screenplay and good performances from the lead trio, especially Katie.A is impressive. *Preview*: #12#, exp-3*, story, reviews, writers-directors Duplass'/1, Katie.A/6, M.Duplass/4, R4.
na RNG
84
T9
na TV+Film-Hub
1
T2
na pascally
76
T9
na robixsmash
60
T4
na kastenm
40
T1
na jack parsons
9
T8
It is really inspiring seeing a movie that doesn't rely on cinematography, especially for guys trying to create no budget films. This was just fantastic writing and GREAT performances. The Duplass brothers know how to write, direct, and act. An incredibly talented duo!
na stillfuchsia
75
T5
na IMDb-byvotes
64
T4
na symatak
80
T6
na Deaths
0
T1
na DesertPunk
83
T9
There's something about the story of The Puffy Chair that hits a really hard chord in me, and I'm not even sure why. Way more effective than you'd think.
na Baby Sloth
65
T4
na Learntoread
80
T3
na filmaffinity
66
T7
na avgcrtckr
58
T6
na gtsnuggler
3
T6
na mattorama12
62
T5
Shows a mastery of tone that's rare among first time filmmakers. The characters are all interesting and well-layered. The horribly annoying camera (evoking The Office) and lackadaisical plot really keep this from being something I could really into though.
na mercer
83
T7
na goldsoundz
81
T8
na tinysausage
67
T4
A pretty good script - some of the relationship dynamics really rang true. But come on Duplass Bros. - you're filmmakers, learn how to focus a camera already.
na amerigo
94
T10
na benifex
55
T3
na Adam P-D
30
T3
na Mohko
75
T8
Fun little indie drama-comedy. At times the charactes feel a bit too caricature like but the cast has an awesome chemistry between them. Also Mark Duplass is just always a joy to watch.
na dmk
85
T9
na chrisssslim
71
T6
na Ayizan
40
T1
na joshpatton
77
T3
na TJ Ximenez
65
T5
na bob thrillin
5
T1
This is an amalgam of every quirky, post-Wes Anderson indie dramedy cliche imaginable.
na Phlag
68
T4
na CMQuinn
8
T8
na drone
88
T10
na Zeno
75
T7
na twhitcomb91
89
T8
na Who8muhrice
81
T5
na WillsW0rld
73
T3
I love the Duplass style, but the plot of the film just wasn't cutting it for me.
na NRM01
66
T8
na schnofel
79
T9
na kxlly
81
T9
na mundy767
68
T5
na evanfrrll
78
T4
na nateamill
90
T8
na demirtas
1
T2
na nrm4
64
T6
na ScrumYummy
70
T6
na teckgecko
62
T3
na schizotoast
90
T9
na wbgoose13
65
T5
na abesempire
90
T7
na Pickpocket
7
T7
na jsn7821
70
T2
na PJH
50
T2
na onetwothree
30
T1
na Bacchanalian
62
T4
na AEHelmke
55
T4
na Moribunny
70
T8
One of the more effective "mumblecore" films, The Puffy Chair is a no-budget independent effort that relies on genuinely interesting characters in realistic and interesting situations. Co-director Mark Duplass plays the lead, a conniving douchebag who is somehow sympathetic.
na spins
70
T3
na climber202
80
T6
na psim
80
T7
na Pyromancer
73
T5
na forehead1
40
T3
A guy, his girlfriend and his brother drive cross-country to pick up an armchair, running into a couple of bumps along the way. Towards the end there are two or three very good discussions on the subject of marriage/relationships, but too many pointless scenes throughout (mainly involving the hippy brother) add nothing and just take up valuable time in such a short film. Having never seen Duplass acting before, I was impressed by his performance in this.
na pinkyxox
85
T6
na chaw
63
T6
na OhYes
65
T7
na Exidor
60
T3
na kalbgb
39
T2
na blucthulhu
70
T6
na high_valley
85
T9
na mallamp
70
T6
na cloak
73
T8
na winds
4
T3
na lotr23
90
T10
na Piglet
72
T7
na LEAVES
28
T3
na fullmetal
70
T6
na hypnotoad1
70
T3
na SirStuckey
75
T7
"No budget, no problem. Instead we'll create simple stories that border on absurd and yet feel incredibly realistic because we create meaningful characters that everyone can relate to in some way." - The Duplass Brothers to Hollywood
na jeff_v
45
T1
na Tester
54
T6
na Yeboah
71
T7
na rickyafraid
87
T9
na paulstomb
70
T4
na fuzzleshnops
40
T3
na Szeretlek
90
T6
na TraverseTown
85
T8
na AAAutin
61
T9
na timxyz
6
T5
na sellis
88
T9
na chknpk
60
T6
na dezzic10
70
T3
na SlantMag
25
T7
"The film never quite strikes a comfortable or graceful balance between silliness and solemnity." - Nick Schager
na Cherish
65
T7
na Meta Critic
73
T9
na rettelo
78
T6
na dooooooley
95
T10
na pvalois
20
T1
na feelthefeeva
52
T8
na Actionberg
75
T7
I can't really speak to the film's role in the Mumblecore movement because I still don't get exactly what separates it from a lot of American independent cinema dating back several decades, but overall I thought it was pretty good. It establishes this kind of intimacy with the main relationship that makes it hard to not get emotionally involved. The ending was its most superb moment, one that really rings true to life with its frankness.
na Westbrook0
88
T8
na micmac•
47
T2
na Riptide0
81
T7
This a movie too good for me to have almost forgotten it. Very funny and insightful as three people try to do just one thing together and end up getting in each other's way. Very much worth a watch.
na spamminator
70
T7
na filmcricket
66
T7
na RetinaScan
70
T4
na Vandelay1
65
T6
Good Movie
na abouthil
80
T3
na C12H17N2O4P
65
T4
na LadyBird
100
T6
na vsls
50
T3
na mimurph1
57
T5
na pzingg
83
T4
na Pyrohemian
68
T4
na Jazzaloha
69
T7
Mark Duplass' film persona is not necessarily likable, but I can't deny that he is funny. Rhett Atkins is also pretty funny in this. The story is not so great, but there some good comedic moments.
na Guernica
36
T3
na sebby
65
T5
The hippie brother is such a dipshit. Damn it, I hate hippies so much. Duplass is such a dude, wants his cake and to eat it, too (his g/f, she sucks ass, is the cake in this metaphor, by the way), and goes Rambo on two different dudes for fucking with his chair. Really great stuff. Man, the g/f sucks so much. Total nightmare witch, inviting herself onto the man-trip and then stirring up crazy shit. Witch Brew. But Duplass is such a dude he's like, "You can come and we'll fuck, but that's that."
na jakartan
51
T1
na cory.nowacky
80
T7
na spookyjon
93
T10
na Ytadel
77
T8
The minimal production values are overcome by three really strong leading performances and a tone that hews so closely to real life that I was totally drawn in. The emotional impact of certain scenes was downright visceral.
na kangadoodoo
60
T6
na sandri
80
T5
na gargantua
43
T2
na bobdigi
76
T7
na donquixotic
0
T6
na salty dog
71
T6
na imdb
63
T5
na ewdewald
85
T9
na Edson Abas
50
T4
na Allynhi
70
T8
na chbbread
60
T3
na mrturk182
56
T4
na theScud
54
T1
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