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The Puffy Chair (2005)

Josh Sagers drives cross-country on a mission to deliver his father's birthday gift - a giant purple LazyBoy.

Directors:

Jay Duplass, Mark Duplass (uncredited)
3 wins & 3 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Mark Duplass ... Josh
Katie Aselton ... Emily (as Kathryn Aselton)
Rhett Wilkins ... Rhett
Julie Fischer ... Amber
Larry Duplass Larry Duplass ... Josh's Dad
Bari Hyman ... Motel Manager
Gerald Finnegan Gerald Finnegan ... Furniture Salesman
Henry Barendse Henry Barendse ... Upholsterer
Cindy Duplass Cindy Duplass ... Josh's Mom
David Parsons David Parsons ... Theater Owner
Jose Manuel Alvarado Jose Manuel Alvarado ... Furniture Employee
Daniel Gonzalez Daniel Gonzalez ... Furniture Employee (as Daniel Gonzales)
Ora Aselton Ora Aselton ... Furniture Customer
Bill Leighton Bill Leighton ... Fire Extinguisher (as Billy Leighton)
Jim Whalen Jim Whalen ... Doctor
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Storyline

Josh and Emily are in a relationship, but he can be inattentive and unromantic and she can shift her focus from small things to emotional issues in a moment. He invites her to drive from New York City to somewhere in Virginia to pick up a chair that he's bought on eBay for his father's birthday. On the way, he stops at his brother Rhett's, outside Philly, and invites him along. Josh tries to save money at a motel, has to negotiate with the seller of the chair and with an upholsterer, and faces tough questions from Emily. He calls her "Dude," he's moody, and it looks as if the relationship will end soon. Is there more than meets the eye here? How do people decide? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 April 2007 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

I polythrona See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$15,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$26,029, 4 June 2006

Gross USA:

$194,523

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$195,254
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Technical Specs

Color:

Color
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Trivia

Film critic Ray Carney called The Puffy Chair "one of the best American films of the past ten years." See more »

Connections

References Garfield (2004) See more »

Soundtracks

Disconnect the Dots
(2004)
Written by Kevin Barnes (uncredited)
Performed by Of Montreal
Polyvinyl Records
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User Reviews

 
Been there, done that? Sat there, felt that?
27 July 2006 | by nicholas_pashaSee all my reviews

Without having read a single review or write-up on or offline prior to seeing this movie I can easily believe all that passed before my eyes and through my ears while all comfy in the nearest indie-Edwards. It's a must that be stated first because, although I almost disliked the movie based upon it's ending and the handling of certain situations involving the main characters and problems presented; one can't NOT like the way humor and love weaves it's way in and out of the real-life docu-drama as it unfolds...seemingly, over and over again.

Thankfully 'things' come to a close in a timely manner and you're left to contemplate life's journey and your association with it all.

Enjoy.


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