After breaking up with her boyfriend, a recent college graduate (Lena Dunham) moves back in with her family while she tries to figure out the next step in her life.
" In skewering the neuroses of New York bohemians, Durham has left us too little to care about. "
" This is a quirky little comedy, not a film that will change your view of reality or anything, but it's funny, wrenching and sharply observed, with a dispassion that suggests a real artist is at work. "
" Many of us have been here - that first flush of post-college terror, remember? - and Dunham makes it funny and involving before entropy kicks in at the two-thirds mark. "
" Dunham definitely has a knack for shaping a comic scene, but Aura is so culturally and financially privileged that her woes begin to seem as trivial as the miniatures her mother uses in her artwork. "
" If you're working with your own family in your own house and depicting passive aggression, selfishness and discontent and you produce a film this good, you can direct just about anybody in just about anything. "
" A deft self-portrait of someone who hasn't reached the point where they can take themselves seriously. "
" Dunham has a sharp eye for visual composition and a sharp ear, too. "
" There's a fierce, self-lacerating wit on display in Lena Dunham's tiny indie Tiny Furniture: as big and bold as the production is modest and (literally) homemade. "
" There's not much to it, but you do sense, after watching it, that this filmmaker might someday make something very good, once she starts looking beyond her own immediate vicinity. "
" For a DIY second feature from a very young director, Tiny Furniture feels surprisingly assured, even elegant. "
" It's one of the loveliest lowest-budget features to come down the pike. "
" Sharp observations, thin on entertainment value -- "Mumblecore" at its heart. "
" Written and directed by newcomer Lena Dunham, who also plays the lead role, this technically polished indie often feels like a semi-autographical effort by a filmmaker trying to work out issues in her art that she's still confronting in life. "
" Artful, smart, funny, sad and in its own small way dazzling. "
" Just when you think "Tiny Furniture" is of the nothing-happens school of indie-filmdom, something more dramatic happens. "
" What Dunham lacks in polish, she makes up for in her ability to observe her generation, with the hardest truths coming at her own expense. "
" It's a find -- funny and rueful and verbally dexterous, leavening a quippy screenplay with just enough honesty to make it stick. "
" Dunham's dramatic comedy (comic drama?) renders the artist's life with candor, wit and 360-degree clarity. More, please. "
" The setup is pat, but Dunham's approach is utterly singular. "
" The end result is that Tiny Furniture plays like situation comedy, but with an overlay of performance art. "
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