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THE PUFFY CHAIR
USA: Roadside Attractions
UK: ICA Films
Cast: Mark Duplass, Kathryn Aselton, Rhett Wilkins, Bari Dahan, Gerald Finnegan, Julie Fischer
Director: Jay Duplass
USA & UK: 85 mins
USA Rated: R for language
USA Release Date: 2 June 2006 (Limited Release)
USA DVD Release Date: 23 January 2007
UK Release Date: 27 April 2007 (Limited Release - ICA, London)
A twenty something couple wrestles with their future, their past and a giant purple La-Z-Boy in this comedy.
After finding a vintage Lazy Boy recliner online just like the one that used to grace his childhood living room, Josh (Mark Duplass) decides to purchase the purple relic and deliver it to his father as a surprise birthday gift. Josh's simple plan is suddenly complicated when his emotionally demanding girlfriend, Emily (Kathryn Aselton), and his granola-munching brother, Rhett (Rhett Wilkins) join him on the trip. During the road trip and mission, Josh learns a thing or two about himself and his relationships in the process.
THE PUFFY CHAIR received honors at several film festivals and was an Official Selection at the 2005 Sundance Film Festival and the Audience Award winner at the 2005 SXSW Film Festival. The film was also nominated for two Independent Spirit Awards in 2006.
USA Rated: R
DVD Bonus Features:
Duplass Brothers Skits
Interview with the Duplass Brothers
Duplass Brothers' Audio Commentary