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4.2 out of 5 stars
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4.2 out of 5 stars


on 4 July 2010
Part of the ultra-low budget `Mumblecore' genre of indie cinema, `The Puffy Chair' follows the characters of Josh, his emotionally needy girlfriend Emily and his eccentric slacker brother Rhett as they travel on a two day journey to pick up an purple lazy-boy recliner chair which Josh bought on eBay, and then deliver it to the brothers parents home as a gift for their dads birthday.
What was intended as a laid back road trip soon descends into chaos as the group run into one problem after another. The simple tale of a road trip gone wrong has been done many times before, but what sets this film apart is the great characters, some deeply poignant dialogue and some very funny laugh out loud moments.
If you've never seen a `Mumblecore' film before, then `The Puffy Chair' is probably one of the most accessible films within the genre, and if you love low key indie films like '12 and Holding', `L.I.E', 'Wendy and Lucy' and `Old Joy' then this is a must see.
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on 19 August 2013
Eh, this film was okay. The constant cooing between the main couple almost made me throw up on a couple of occasions but that aside it's a decent storyline
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on 11 May 2007
I saw this a couple of years ago at the Edinburgh Film Festival so my memory has faded a bit, but it was brilliant. Was a real lesson in how making a good film depends more on skill and talent than budget (from memory the film was made for $15,000). Whole film was excellent, but worth watching just for the one scene where the girlfriend asks her boyfriend for the percentage likelihood that they will get married - brilliantly acted and simultaneously hilarious and harrowing!
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on 28 August 2013
Very understated film, you defiantly feel as your along for the ride (road trip) with the characters.
Massive fan of the Duplass Brothers and again they do not disappoint.
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on 5 March 2016
Great little film - typical Duplass - dry, funny and witty.
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VINE VOICEon 4 December 2008
The Puffy Chair is an experimental film by the Douglas' brothers, (directed by Jay and written by Mark) about a road trip to buy his dad a maroon Lazyboy chair. What starts out as a simple trip gets tough for Josh (Mark Douglas) - as his girlfriend wants to come, then his brother tags along, what started as a bridge to improve his relationship with girlfriend Emily just doesn't work out.

This is a difficult film to review, as you're always trying to explain this movie to people without giving the plot away, which is EXTREMELY difficult, as very little goes on. The filming is rather limited with mainly facial shots of the characters and the quality lacks. The plot isn't bad, and the turns will probably make you yell "well, and what does that mean!?" but the emotional essence of this is rather powerful and makes you ask questions about your fidelity and whether marriage is a good next step.

The extras are excellent, with the Douglas' short movies, an interview with the boys, a 35min out-take, and more trailers you can shake a stick at.

Worth renting for sure, not sure if this is really buying material.
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