Movie Review - Tiny Furniture

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Welcome to my blog! This is my first post. Wow. It's strange because I have actually wanted to have a blog since 2007 - don't know why it's taken me so long to get here.

I just finished watching Lena Dunham's Tiny Furniture. I wanted to write about it while it's still fresh in my mind.



The film revolves around Dunham and her character Aura's struggles with post-grad life in New York. She moves back home with her mother, an artist, and her younger sister. Throughout the film she develops a series of odd relationships with off beat characters who generally don't respect her very much (in my opinion).

I felt like I could really relate to the post-college drift that she goes through in the film - all of a sudden she has no aim or goals and life becomes confusing for her. As someone who attained an art degree from college, where there is no clear career path waiting for you once you graduate, her experience of being lost and adrift hit close to home.

That being said, it is quite difficult to watch her go through these horrible relationships with weird user-type people who treat her awful. The honesty of these situations is great though.

Overall I thought the film was pretty good - I can see why Dunham has gone on to have so much success with her show Girls (which I enjoy!). I wish there was more of a clear resolution of some kind at the end, but maybe I just want that for my own reasons and not because that is the best way to end the film.


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