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Aro Favourite Puffy Chair, The

 

USA 2005, 85 minutes
Dir. Jay Duplass, Mark Duplass
Rating: [M]
Genres: Comedy / Independent, Road Movie

 

Aroview: A failed musician hits the road with his girlfriend to collect the "puffy chair" they've bought on E-Bay in this indie gem that keenly refreshes road-movie and rom-com conventions on a minimal budget.

Attributed as part of the "mumblecore" movement (so called because of the talk-heavy, low-tech productions) this is one of the best examples with a plot momentum that betrays the staple premise of twenty-something naval-gazing and apathy. Real-life couple Mark Duplass and Katie Aselton exude a chemistry and real acting chops as their relationship wobbles towards a crossroads, under confident direction that renders many crisply comic scenes and a generous emotional truth. Rhett Wilkins also engages as the free-spirited brother and 'third wheel'.

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  • aspect ratio: 4:3
 

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