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Tiny Furniture (2010)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 30 March 2012 (UK)
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About a recent college grad who returns home while she tries to figure out what to do with her life.


Lena Dunham


Lena Dunham
5 wins & 8 nominations. See more awards »





Cast overview, first billed only:
Lena Dunham ... Aura
Laurie Simmons ... Siri
Grace Dunham ... Nadine
Rachel Howe Rachel Howe ... Candice
Merritt Wever ... Frankie
Amy Seimetz ... Ashlynn
Alex Karpovsky ... Jed
Jemima Kirke ... Charlotte
Garland Hunter Garland Hunter ... Noelle
Isen Ritchie Isen Ritchie ... Jacob
Sarah Sophie Flicker Sarah Sophie Flicker ... Julia
David Call ... Keith
Jody Lee Lipes ... Bus Boy
Charlotte Istel Charlotte Istel ... Drunk Girl
Peter Rosenblum Peter Rosenblum ... No Pants Kid


About a recent college grad who returns home while she tries to figure out what to do with her life.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Aura would like you to know that she is having a very, very hard time.


Comedy | Drama | Romance


Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

30 March 2012 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Mebelki See more »


Box Office


$65,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$21,235, 14 November 2010, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$389,804, 18 February 2011
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Tiny Ponies See more »
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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Dolby SR



Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


Aura's mother and sister are played by Lena Dunham's real-life mother and sister, Laurie Simmons and Grace Dunham. See more »


[first lines]
Aura: Honey, I'm home... Family?
Candice: Downstairs...
Siri: Can you turn your right toe slightly towards me?
Nadine: It hurts.
Siri: Perfect.
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Referenced in Chelsea Lately: Episode #6.58 (2012) See more »


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Performed by Jordan Galland & Domino Kirke
Written by Jordan Galland
Published by Slush Puppy Music (ASCAP)
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Tiny maybe - but punches above its weight
28 October 2010 | by tigerfish50See all my reviews

Written and directed by Lena Dunham, who also acted the part of the lead character, Aura, "Tiny Furniture" is a worthy accomplishment for a variety of reasons. Most importantly - with a budget of $50K - it demonstrates the production quality that can be achieved with minimal funds and a skeleton crew. The film tells the story of a young woman, just graduated from from film studies at Oberlin and upset over a recent romantic break-up, who returns to her artist mother's Tribeca apartment in New York where a younger sister also resides. Even if the storyline is seriously thin, the result is a witty look at the supposedly crucial dilemmas of an immature, privileged, self-absorbed female college graduate who finds herself on the threshold of adulthood. Coincidentally (or probably not) this narrative framework mirrored Ms Dunham's real-life circumstances at the time when she made the film - and she utilized her own mother, sister and friends to play their respective parts in this fictionalized version of her homecoming.

The film leads us through a sequence of Aura's everyday issues that she consistently turns into minor melodramas. These include communication issues with her mother, free-loading boyfriends, infantile sibling rivalry confrontations, employment problems and humiliating sexual misadventures - all of which are portrayed with a mixture of ironic humor and pathos. "Tiny Furniture" is beautifully photographed on a Canon Digital SLR, and the entire cast give appropriately cosmopolitan performances, with Jemima Kirke stealing the show as Aura's hilariously out-to-lunch BFF Charlotte.

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