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Not much happens in "Tiny Furniture," but viewers can take considerable pleasure in Dunham's clever, funny script, which is honest and unsparing in detailing the early-adulthood paralysis that grips so many twentysomethings.
Tiny Furniture is certainly more lively than Sofia Coppola's Somewhere, but they share a common flaw in that they're both examples of intense navel-gazing, with fuzzy notions of identity and assertion only serving as so much belly-button lint.
...almost an anti-drama in that it seems to purposefully avoid all occasions to gain purchase in our hearts. Probably because it doesn't want to cheapen itself. In that way it's kind of a noble thing. Misguided maybe, but noble
Dunham is a comedian of the Elaine May school; she's not as freakishly talented as that comparison might suggest, but there are moments in this film when Dunham very much resembles May's own daughter, the actress Jeannie Berlin.