Tiny Furniture
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Tiny Furniture
A recent college graduate keeps stumbling as she steps out into the real world in this independent comedy drama. Aura (Lena Dunham) has just graduated from a university in the Midwest, receiving a degree in film theory that even she seems to realize is essentially worthless. With no real prospects she returns home to her mother, Siri (Laurie Simmons), a successful photographer living in New York City. Aura's 17-year-old sister, Nadine (Grace Dunham), is about to graduate from high school and is choosing which college to attend in the fall; Aura is ostensibly back home to help Siri and… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 78%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"A deft self-portrait of someone who hasn't reached the point where they can take themselves seriously."
‑ Trevor Johnston, Time Out
"Dunham has a sharp eye for visual composition and a sharp ear, too."
‑ Peter Rainer, Christian Science Monitor
"As Aura is unable to see past the immediate moment, the plot is structured in a way that provides no foreseeable linear direction to an inevitable destination."
‑ Landon Palmer, Film School Rejects
"It is Dunham's fearlessness in showing Aura warts and all that becomes endearing."
‑ Amber Wilkinson, Eye for Film
"It's best enjoyed, like Aura's life, as a work in progress, promisingly tangy and archly amusing."
‑ Tim Robey, Daily Telegraph
"Just when you think "Tiny Furniture" is of the nothing-happens school of indie-filmdom, something more dramatic happens."
‑ Claude Peck, Minneapolis Star Tribune
"There's not much to it, but you do sense, after watching it, that this filmmaker might someday make something very good, once she starts looking beyond her own immediate vicinity."
‑ Moira MacDonald, Seattle Times
"an interpersonal chamber-piece that succeeds as well as it does thanks to the unabashed intimacy it has with its own diminutive subject matter. Call it a mumblecore mumblepiece."
‑ Chris Chang, Film Comment Magazine
"Speaks to anyone 'waiting' for their opportunity in life, sardonically pointing out the obstacles in the way in a glib but na´ve manner."
‑ Lisa Giles-Keddie, Real.com
"It's clever, funny and never smug as Dunham pokes fun at herself and the pseuds around her."
‑ Mark Adams, Daily Mirror [UK]
"Sharp observations, thin on entertainment value -- "Mumblecore" at its heart."
‑ Roger Moore, Orlando Sentinel
"It's one of the loveliest lowest-budget features to come down the pike."
‑ Lisa Kennedy, Denver Post
"Endearingly frank."
‑ Charlie Lyne, Ultra Culture
"Dunham's satirical intentions can't quite compensate for the pain of spending almost 100 heartless minutes in the company of irredeemably unlikeable characters."
‑ Tara Brady, Irish Times
"Smartly observed and bitterly funny, the deadpan Tiny Furniture feels true to life for an entire generation struggling to find a job and make their mark on the world."
‑ Allan Hunter, Daily Express
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