Review: Tiny Furniture (2010)

Aura (Lena Dunham), a twenty-two year old film graduate and one-hit-wonder YouTube vlogger, returns home on a temporary basis to overcome her irresolution and re-position herself for her next crack at notoriety. As she settles back in with old friends and finds herself in soulless employment as a hostess at a local restaurant, Aura struggles to cope with the hardships of everyday life, her lack of creativity and her overwhelming self-deprecation.

What’s key to Tiny Furniture, what makes such a standout piece of filmmaking, is found in how it taps into familiar, culturally appropriate territory – particularly Continue reading “Review: Tiny Furniture (2010)”