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Review: Your Sister's Sister
Seattle slacker Jack (Mark Duplass) has been beating himself up over his brother's death for a year, so his brother's ex-girlfriend (Emily Blunt) — who is also Jack's best friend— offers him her father's cabin in the San Juan Islands for the weekend to
| June 22, 2012
Review: Safety Not Guaranteed
For a generation weary of Zooey Deschanel's manic pixie and of staring down a future of student loans and dreary internships, Aubrey Plaza, the deadpan alt-comic who could have stepped out of the pages of Ghost World, may be the next dream girl.
An act of nostalgia
| June 15, 2012
Review: Darling Companion
As pedestrian as a stroll through the dog park, Lawrence Kasdan's latest (and worst) film is both insulting and inconsequential.
Pedestrian and insulting
| May 18, 2012
Helicoptering parents and stay-at-home adult children have been popular issues of late, and at first, the Duplass Brothers' third feature (and their first made with a studio) seems poised to exploit them.
Umbilical discord: The Duplass Brothers get Oedipal
| June 25, 2010
Interview: Mark and Jay Duplass
"We took our caveman process and our telepathic speak and we had to learn how to share it with 70 crew members and a studio . . . "
The Cyrus writer-directors keep it simple
| June 25, 2010
Ben's ovulating wife, Anna, does understand that this is something he needs to do, even if she can't quite understand why. I'm with her there.
It ain't gay if it's art!
| July 24, 2009
Paper or plastic?
The Duplass brothers have constructed a compact meta-movie laced with knowing winks.
Baghead keeps itself covered
| July 30, 2008
Why no festival excitement at Sundance for Jay Duplass’s endearing road comedy, The Puffy Chair with its comely, talented, camera-comfortable leads?
Sitting down with the Chair man and woman
| June 02, 2006
The Puffy Chair
The Duplass brothers know their way around a kooky, loosely wrapped scene, but, as the film’s conclusion demonstrates, they can cut to the heart as well.
Kooky road movie about an old Lazyboy
| May 31, 2006
Try as they might to be independent, filmmakers are still bound by family ties, the same as everyone else.
Family ties at the Independent Film Festival of Boston
| April 19, 2006
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