22-year old Aura (Lena Dunham) returns home from university to her artist mother's Manhattan loft with a useless film theory degree, 357 hits on her YouTube page, a boyfriend who's left her to find himself, a dying hamster and her tail between her legs. Luckily, her train wreck childhood best friend never left home, the restaurant down the block is hiring and ill-advised romantic options lurk around every corner. Aura quickly careens into her old/new life. Surrounded on all sides by what she could become, Aura just wants someone to tell her who she is. This knockout existential comedy is the breakthrough film by writer-director-actor Lena Dunham, who has already been compared to the likes of Woody Allen and Miranda July. Tiny Furniture was shot in Dunham's family home, starring Dunham's real-life mother (photographer Laurie Simmons) and sister.