24.7.12

Film: Tiny Furniture


This film really reminds me of the notion that I would never want to be young again.  I would never want to be in my teens or even my twenties and go through all the transitions that come with that time period. This film is written, directed and stared in by Lena Dunham.  This low budget coming of age story is a retrospective look of the life of a post graduate woman, who is really a little girl, returning to her mothers Soho apartment and refusing to grow up.  The film is cast with Lena's own mother, sister and friends.  Her mother is artist Laurie Simmons and the loft in the film is really her mothers loft.
The film won the Best First Screenplay award at the 2010 Independent Spirit Awards.
I oscillated between wanting to smack her, thanking my lucky stars I don't have a daughter and cringing at the admission that I was not much different, in many ways, at that age.
Have you seen Tiny Furniture? 

14 comments:

sherri said...

I think this is on my queue somewhere...

jeanette from everton terrace said...

No I haven't even heard of it. My daughter is 26 and has just graduated law school and come home while she takes the bar (today) and looks for a job. Perhaps this movie is perfect for me right now :)

Nuit Hernandez said...

sounds cool, i want to see it!! :)

Nikki said...

It's on my list! I love Lena Dunham and her HBO show GIRLS. Lots of the same cast!

drollgirl said...

oh this sounds like a painful movie to watch! sometimes the reminders of youth are NO FUN! at all! i prefer the movies about the youth that make me laugh and laugh.

Sandy a la Mode said...

i haven't seen this movie but it sounds interesting!!

Teenage Bride said...

I think I vaguely remember seeing a preview or something about this ....

Galit said...

Haven't heard of it but it sounds just down my alley! Good timing too as we're all sick and just watching movies non-stop :)

You asked about the Food Rules book - I don't have it but it's high on my wishlist! Everything Meira Kalman chooses to illustrate I find brilliant and so she's the reason I spotted it in the first place. Check out the short video on the amazon page (here). I think you'd like it.

Getrealmommy said...

The movie that has eased my loss of never having a daughter? thirteen . Talk about upsetting. Im sure my boys will challange me in different ways, but I think raising adolescent girls today must be so very hard.

Mama Gone Green said...

I just watched this about a week ago. In June, I watched the entire season of Girls at my mom's house, and it reminded me a lot of that. I liked it, though I felt the ending was too abrupt!

Mia said...

Oh good - I'll watch out for that. Sounds like my kind of film :)

Lena at A Crimson Kiss said...

It keeps popping up in my Netflix suggestions, but I haven't watched it yet–now I'm curious!

THE ALTERNATIVE WIFE said...

Haven't seen it but it sounds like my kinda movie :)

Pat Tillett said...

I've never heard of it! It does sound interesting though... Maybe I'll check it out.

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