Too soon, the stuff that seemed charmingly idiosyncratic turns annoyingly odd and then just plain annoying. full review
Built on beats of deadpan timing and splendidly understated reaction shots. full review
An enjoyable road movie that feels both comfortable and completely fresh. full review
It captures the nuances and rhythms of messy real-life relationships dead-on.
The Duplass brothers have stuffed their first feature with fine details. Not all of them are comfy. But they're well-crafted and hint at funny, ouchy films to come. full review
The Puffy Chair is a low-key road movie that, fittingly enough, has knocked around the festival circuit for a while and opened in a few theaters before arriving in New York today. The journey it depicts is similarly unhurried.
Combines a wise script with funky performances, especially by Aselton, who could give Jennifer Aniston a run for her money.
The movie may not amount to much, but the genial tone and exceptionally good performances from the three leads make for a winning debut by the Duplass brothers. full review
What feels like meandering in the moment builds to a genuine emotional attachment to the characters. full review
The characters here exist in a real, real world, very authentic and realistic. full review
The sly ultra-low-budget film The Puffy Chair fits right in with recent news reports about college graduates refusing to grow up already. full review
A charming, if limited, romantic comedy that examines post-collegiate angst with easy, unself-conscious humor. full review
For the Duplass brothers and Aselton, The Puffy Chair looks like the beginning of fine careers. full review