Directed by: Lena Dunham
Written by: Lena Dunham
Produced by: Kyle Martin, Alicia Van Couvering
Starring: Lena Dunham, Laurie Simmons, Grace Dunham
Run Time: 98 minutes
“Aura just wants someone to tell her who she is(taken from the films summary).” Lucky for Aura, she’s surrounded by witty hipsters and sassy women to help her on her journey of self enlightenment. Tiny Furniture is about a young entitled girl, who basically the personality of a rock and her struggle through life even though she really doesn’t have any problems. Tiny Furniture offers nothing original, is badly written and is basically made for those people who like to think they’re intelligent but in reality are complete dullards.
The story behind Tiny Furniture is horrendous. In fact, it’s so bad that even the description of film on its very own website makes the film look horrible. It’s one thing to have a bad review but when the filmmakers, producers, directors and actors can’t even explain the story in a way that would be interesting or motivating, there’s a big problem. To prove my point, I’m going break down a piece of the story using the filmmakers very own words. (See the complete story plot here: http://www.tinyfurniture.com/#story )
“22-year-old Aura returns home to her artist mother’s TriBeCa loft with the following: a useless film theory degree, 357 hits on her Youtube page, a boyfriend who’s left her to find himself at Burning Man, a dying hamster, and her tail between her legs.”
That sounds great doesn’t it? No, it sounds lame and the worst part about it is that it’s not even an honest description of the movie. What the summary neglects to tell a potential film viewer is that she has 357 views on here Youtube because her videos are horrible. It also states that her boyfriend left her to go find himself at Burning Man which is in Nevada but we find out he moved to Colorado ruining that explanation. It also mentions the non-event of her hamster dying like it was somehow important to the story when the reality was the characters didn’t seem to care whatsoever. That’s just the first sentence of the description; do I really need to break down the entire summary of this garbage film? None of it makes any sense and it seems as if it’s just written to make people think that there is something to the story and characters when the sad truth is that none of it is worth caring about and makes little if any sense.
Every character in Tiny Furniture is completely enraging; to the point where I could only dream that the movie would end in a fiery car crash where Aura is having that near death flashback about her life. The characters aren’t believable and if they are based on real life people, it’s more of a sad statement about the pettiness and stupidity of humanity in general. I’ve never seen a movie with so many horrible characters and to put that in perspective, I watch plenty of late night B-Movies. I’ve have had more of an emotional response watching the acting/characters on TNA Wrestling, who sadly have more depth, are more realistic and much more interesting than the characters in Tiny Furniture.
Most of the dialog in the film is completely the same from character to character showing a lack of creative writing ability and also that the actors lack personality since some actors actually improvise to make their characters sound more natural. Of course the lack of creativity with the dialog is masked by their placebo intellectualism as the characters speak with each other only to have what they say fall apart under any scrutiny becoming completely moronic. Does anyone really think talking about anime porn is interesting or listening to emotional entitled girl complain about how difficult her life is would make interesting dialog?
There is a silver lining to Tiny Furniture: Even though the story, actors, dialog and characters are as bad as they come, the film was made with cheap equipment that would be easy for an aspiring filmmaker to purchase. The fact that anyone can get a camera and can make a good quality movie speaks for the advancement in film technology more so than it does for the filmmaker. Tiny Furniture should be an inspiration to up and coming artists that they too can make a film with little money and one would hope that people who do follow Dunham’s lead and make movies that are actually worth watching.
Tiny Furniture fails on almost every level and there’s no reason anyone should take the time to watch it. This movie is so bad that I feel it’s safe to tell you that if the film resonates with you at all, you should seriously consider buying a shotgun to shoot yourself in the head. Anyone who likes this film is a total pretentious asshole. If you like this film, I whole heartedly want you to kill yourself and spare the world having to deal with your oversensitive entitled hipster nonsense. There really is no point to the film, the story is pure rubbish and the idea that anyone would care about a girl who really doesn’t have any problems slowly breaking down for no reason at all is insanely stupid. The only people who could possibly like this movie are those fake intellectuals who are more concerned about looking smart then actually being smart. I hate Aura, I hate her friends, I hate her journey and most of all, I hate this movie. There’s absolutely nothing moving or original about Tiny Furniture.
[Rating: 1 out of 10]