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May 5, 2013

Netflix Pick of the Week: Tiny Furniture

by Mariah Schaefer

Information:

  • Independent Comedy
  • Released 2010
  • 99 minutes
  • Not Rated

Directed By:

  • Lena Dunham

Starring:

  • Lena Dunham
  • Laurie Simmons
  • Grace Dunham
  • Jemima Kirke
  • Alex Karpovsky
  • David Call
  • Merritt Wever
  • Amy Seimetz
  • Garland Hunter
  • Isen Ritchie

“Aura would like you to know that she’s having a very, very hard time” is the slogan for the movie, and it sums up the story pretty well. Tiny Furniture is about Aura (Lena Dunham), a recent college graduate who studied film in Ohio and went back to her mom’s apartment in TriBeCa. Her mom (Laurie Simmons) and sister Nadine (Grace Dunham) act differently when Aura comes home with her luggage and a hamster; they seem cold and treat Aura like she doesn’t belong in the apartment. On top of that, Aura doesn’t know what to do with her life and has no job. Her friend Charlotte (Jemima Kirke) helps her get a job as a day hostess at a local restaurant, which turns out to be a job she doesn’t enjoy one bit. In the end, Aura finds out that she doesn’t have anything figured out, but she tries very hard to succeed and find her calling in New York City.

Watch the movie here.

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