Josh and Emily are in a relationship, but he can be inattentive and unromantic and she can shift her focus from small things to emotional issues in a moment. He invites her to drive from New York City to somewhere in Virginia to pick up a chair that he’s bought on eBay for his father’s birthday. On the way, he stops at his brother Rhett’s, outside Philly, and invites him along. Josh tries to save money at a motel, has to negotiate with the seller of the chair and with an upholsterer, and faces tough questions from Emily. He calls her “Dude,” he’s moody, and it looks as if the relationship will end soon. Is there more than meets the eye here? How do people decide? –IMDb
Jay Duplass, along with his brother Mark, first made a name for himself writing and directing several award-winning short films. His first feature film was the Sundance 2005 breakout hit “The Puffy Chair,” which went on to win the Audience Award at SXSW and receive two Independent Spirit Award nominations. The film was released theatrically by Roadside Attractions and Netflix in 2006. “Baghead,” the brothers’ second feature film, was picked up by Sony Pictures Classics at Sundance 2008 for theatrical and DVD release. Fox Searchlight recently released the Duplass Brothers’ first studio feature, “Cyrus,” starring John C. Reilly, Jonah Hill and Marisa Tomei, which has garnered rave reviews. Their latest project “Jeff, Who Lives at Home,” stars Jason Segal, Ed Helms, and Susan Sarandon. Jay is also a father, husband, runner and documentarian. —IMDb
Mark David Duplass (born December 7, 1976) is an American film director, film producer, actor, and screenwriter. He is the brother of director and writer Jay Duplass.
Duplass was born in New Orleans, Louisiana. He was raised in a Catholic family, and attended Jesuit High School.
Duplass is married to his co-star on The League, Katie Aselton. Duplass is considered to be one of the founders of the mumblecore aesthetic. He is also the lead singer of the rock band Volcano, I’m Still Excited!!.
Duplass has written, directed, and produced a number of feature films with his brother Jay Duplass.
In 2005 he wrote and produced The Puffy Chair with his brother, in addition to acting as one of the main characters. According to IMDB, he also directed the film with his brother although he was not credited.
The two brothers later wrote, directed, and produced the films Baghead (2008) and Cyrus (2010) together and have a unique style… read more