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The Puffy Chair ()

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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

Directed By: Mark Duplass, Jay Duplass

Written By: Mark Duplass, Jay Duplass

Starring: Mark Duplass, Katie Aselton, Rhett Wilkins, Bari Hyman, Gerald Finnegan, Julie Fischer

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The Puffy Chair belongs to 14 collections
1. Brothers (public: moderated by djross - 3 stars)
2. Mumblecore (public: moderated by Moribunny - 3 stars)
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Allynhi
65T7
SandyR SandyR
80T5
OhYes OhYes
65T7
wbgoose13 wbgoose13
65T5
nateamill
90T8
dezzic10
70T3
cory.nowacky
80T7
moodeuce
70T6
twhitcomb91 twhitcomb91
89T8
NRM01
66T8
jsn7821
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Who8muhrice
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souljadler
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pascally
76T9
pinkyxox
85T6
Deaths
0T1
moviefreak moviefreak
88T8
Skategravity
85T6
monomania
100T8
Pickpocket Pickpocket
7T7
sebby sebby
65T5
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."
ewdewald ewdewald
85T9
mundy767
68T5
cloak cloak
73T8
svenerik svenerik
85T8
Jazzaloha
69T7
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.
spants
75T2
Pyromancer
73T5
smackpooky
67T7
JJ1986 JJ1986
60T6
Piglet Piglet
72T7
LEAVES
28T3
kxlly kxlly
81T9
frnk23 frnk23
70T8
dsims3
65T4
mrturk182
56T4
highvalley high_valley
85T9
gtsnuggler
3T6
jack_parsons jack parsons
9T8
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!
ramshackled
80T5
goldsoundz
81T8
abouthil
80T3
Baby Sloth
65T5
robixsmash
60T4
nminichino nminichino
50T4
zweird
58T3
hypnotoad1
70T3
TraverseTown TraverseTown
85T9
vsls vsls
50T3
Ytadel Ytadel
70T8
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.
DesertPunk DesertPunk
83T9
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.
phoBos42
86T6
SlantMag SlantMag
25T7
"The film never quite strikes a comfortable or graceful balance between silliness and solemnity." - Nick Schager
Szeretlek
90T6
RavynLoony
57T6
AAAutin AAAutin
61T9
imdb imdb
63T5
orcun21
77T7
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45T5
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100T6
dmk dmk
85T9
Adam_P_D Adam P-D
30T3
lotr23 lotr23
90T10
SirRobbie SirRobbie
70T6
mallamp
70T6
filmcricket
68T7
dyslxichrt dyslxichrt
81T6
stillfuchsia
75T5
teckgecko teckgecko
62T3
Tester Tester
54T6
FreddieQuell FreddieQuell
55T4
closedmouth closedmouth
90T9
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.
avgcrtckr avgcrtckr
58T6
kalbgb
39T2
Ssuzanne Ayizan
40T1
gargantua gargantua
43T3
fuzzleshnops fuzzleshnops
40T3
RNG
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evanfrrll evanfrrll
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EricDSnider2 EricDSnider2
88T9
Cherish Cherish
65T7
RetinaScan RetinaScan
70T5
PJH PJH
50T2
Moribunny Moribunny
70T8
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.
Westbrook0
88T8
hermitek hermitek
79T6
Meta_Critic Meta Critic
73T9
Riptide0 Riptide0
81T7
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.
chknpk chknpk
60T6
kastenm kastenm
40T1
Drumpie Drumpie
55T5
capodelnulla capodelnulla
57T3
tinysausage tinysausage
67T4
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.
spamminator
70T7
ScrumYummy
70T6
rickyafraid rickyafraid
87T9
CMQuinn CMQuinn
8T8
SirStuckey SirStuckey
75T7
"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
Matthew Matthew
60T6
nrm4
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Larzpruett
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1T2
timxyz timxyz
6T5
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79T9
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71T5
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55T5
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drummerx357
86T6
abesempire
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jeffv jeff_v
45T1
Slvbarek Actionberg
80T8
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.
climber202
80T6
ari
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Suda_Balk Suda Balık
50T3
elgambino
58T3
forehead1
40T3
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.
onetwothree
30T1
TJ Ximenez
65T5
mightysparks mightysparks
70T9
writerish
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Guernica Guernica
36T3
Darko Vandelay1
65T6
Good Movie
Vmfs
7T6
Pyrohemian
68T4
dooooooley
95T10
Mohko Mohko
75T8
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.
ECSR
9T9
IMDb_byvotes IMDb-byvotes
64T4
jakartan jakartan
51T1
nlrsox
80T4
WillsW0rld WillsW0rld
73T3
I love the Duplass style, but the plot of the film just wasn't cutting it for me.
theScud
54T1
Merc Merc
30T1
feelthefeeva
52T8
Yeboah
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spookyjon
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77T3
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71T6
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67T5
mimurph1 mimurph1
57T5
blucthulhu
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bob thrillin
5T1
This is an amalgam of every quirky, post-Wes Anderson indie dramedy cliche imaginable.
cdub12
79T8
10kfilms
57T6
Paracosm Paracosm
3T2
stbattle
77T5
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80T8
AEHelmke
55T4
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68T4
paulstomb
70T4
Zeno
75T7
kangadoodoo kangadoodoo
60T6
schizotoast schizotoast
90T9
pvalois
20T1
JohnSandwich JohnSandwich
75T8
I liked it. The hippie brother character and the actor playing him was quite annoying. Other than that, yeah, pretty good.
rettelo rettelo
78T6
drone drone
88T10
bookhouseboy bookhouseboy
65T9
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.
JakeAesthete JakeAesthete
73T8
green_man Edson Abas
39T3
jzelasko
82T4
Learntoread
80T3
mercer
83T7
themadelf66 themadelf66
70T4
batui
90T10
myminorplace myminorplace
55T4
JGH JGH
25T1
chaw
63T6
mattorama12 mattorama12
62T5
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.
bobdigi
76T7
Kauf
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71T6
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