The Puffy Chair
The Puffy Chair (2005)

After finding a vintage Lazy Boy recliner online just like the one that used to grace his childhood living room, Josh decides to purchase the purple relic and deliver it to his father as a surprise birthday gift. Josh's simple plan is… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: January 23, 2007
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Critic Score: 76% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: First-timer Duplass offers a realistic and thoughtful romantic comedy.

Jessica Winter
Time Out

When everyone finally shuts up, the silence is startling.

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Bill Stamets
Chicago Sun-Times

Built on beats of deadpan timing and splendidly understated reaction shots.

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Karina Longworth
Cinematical

It's amazing how it nails the mealy-mouthed way we have of saying what we mean by dressing the same words, over and over again, in different kinds of inflection.

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Geoff Pevere
Toronto Star

The irony is, it's a journey with no escape.

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Jessica Reaves
Chicago Tribune

An enjoyable road movie that feels both comfortable and completely fresh.

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Tim Robey
Daily Telegraph

It's crisp and engaging, and bodes well for all involved.

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Rick Groen
Globe and Mail

Too soon, the stuff that seemed charmingly idiosyncratic turns annoyingly odd and then just plain annoying.

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Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times

... despite plenty of bumps, this road comedy gets to its destination just fine.

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Steve Rose
Guardian

The dialogue captures the awkwardness and frustration of young adulthood with loving accuracy.

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Flixster Audience Score: 62% Flixster User Reviews
Anthony Lawrie
The mid 2000's was awash with these 'real life' American indie drama/comedies and most of them annoyed me immensely. This was one of them. The… More
Leigh Ryan
Weirdest freakin' movie I have seen in a while, but it was worth the watch.
Jim Hunter
An emotionally unavailable man and his wife take a road trip to visit his father, along the way picking up his hippie emotionally unavailable brother. Guess… More
Gordon A
Inconsequential but well acted yarn with a believable central relationship 'on the rocks' but an unconvincing stoner brother character. Oh and enough… More
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Cast: Mark Duplass, Kathryn Aselton, Julie Fischer, Rhett Wilkins Director: Jay Duplass Summary: When Josh (Mark Duplass, whose brother Jay directs) finds… More
John Ballantine
The Duplass' get better as the years go by but this early piece seemed overly trite to me. It really took them three years to get what makes a good… More

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