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 1, 2005
DVD Release Date: January 23, 2007
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Critic Score: 77% 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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Dorothy Woodend
The Tyee (British Columbia)

Made on a shoestring by the Duplass brothers, it's a sweetly quirky story about two brothers, one increasingly fed-up girlfriend and a big puffy chair. What more could you possibly want?

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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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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

It's a silly road movie, but its heart's in the right place.

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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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Karina Longworth

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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Flixster Audience Score: 62% Flixster User Reviews
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 Anderson
Inconsequential but well acted yarn with a believable central relationship 'on the rocks' but an unconvincing stoner brother character. Oh and enough… More
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
Leigh Ryan
Weirdest freakin' movie I have seen in a while, but it was worth the watch.
Jeff Boam
Hollywood concentrates too much on comparison. Tom Hanks is the new Jimmy Stewart, et cetera and ad nauseum. This said, this reviewer has officially enlisted in… More