Lena Dunham got her start making YouTube videos, but she emerged as a major talent thanks to the breakthrough success of this exceptionally sharp comedy, which garnered the twenty-four-year-old writer-director-actor comparisons to the likes of Woody Allen. The filmmaker herself plays Aura, a recent college graduate who returns to New York and moves back in with her mother and sister (played by their real-life counterparts). Though Aura is gripped by stasis and confusion about her future, Dunham locates endless sources of refreshing humor in her plight. As painfully confessional as it is endlessly amusing, TINY FURNITURE is an authentic, incisive portrait of a young woman at a crossroads.
Lena Dunham,Grace Dunham,Laurie Simmons
TINY FURNITURE explores the depths of romantic humiliation and the heights of post-college confusion; the darkest parts of the big city's bright lights and the newest ways to tell the oldest story in the book. The film also stars Dunham's real-life sister, Grace, and real-life mother, Laurie Simmons, the celebrated artist and photographer.