- Original title
- Running time
- 98 min.
- United States
Jody Lee Lipes
Lena Dunham, Laurie Simmons, Grace Dunham, Jemima Kirke, Alex Karpovsky, David Call, Merritt Wever, Amy Seimetz, Garland Hunter, Isen Ritchie, Mike S. Ryan
Comedy | Independent Film (US). Mumblecore
- 22-year-old Aura returns home to her artist mother's TriBeCa loft with the following: a useless film theory degree, 357 hits on her Youtube page, a boyfriend who's left her to find himself at Burning Man, a dying hamster, and her tail between her legs. Luckily, her trainwreck childhood best friend never left home, the restaurant down the block is hiring, and ill-advised romantic possibilities lurk around every corner. Aura quickly throws away her liberal-arts clogs and careens into her old/new life: a dead-end hostess job, parties on chilly East Village fire escapes, stealing twenties out of her mother's Prada purse, pathetic Brooklyn "art shows," prison-style tattoos done out of sheer boredom, drinking all the wine in her mother's neatly organized cabinets, competing with her prodigious teenage sister, and desperate sex in a giant metal pipe. Surrounded on all sides by what she could become, Aura just wants someone to tell her who she is.
: Gotham Awards: 2 nominations: Best Breakthrough Director, Best Cast
: Independent Spirit Awards: Best New Screenplay. 3 Nominations, including Best First Feature
: Los Angeles Film Critics Association: New Generation Award
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