AURA WOULD LIKE YOU TO KNOW THAT SHE IS HAVING A VERY, VERY HARD TIME.
After a stint in college, Aura (Lena Dunham) returns to TriBeCa and moves into her mom’s loft; she soon finds a job – as well as two intriguing guys. Dunham’s directing debut is a modest indie feature that plays like a prelude to her breakthrough comedy series Girls (2012-2017), complete with three of its cast members and very similar themes. As a daughter of a free-spirited middle-class Manhattan artist, Dunham explores the liberties and restraints of her life, upbringing and environment. Offbeat, entertaining and honest, frustrating at times, with a good performance by Dunham.
2010-U.S. 98 min. Color. Widescreen. Written and directed by Lena Dunham. Cast: Lena Dunham (Aura), Laurie Simmons (Siri), Grace Dunham (Nadine), Jemima Kirke, Alex Karpovsky, David Call.
Trivia: Dunham’s mom and sister in the movie are played by her real-life mom and sister, Laurie Simmons and Grace Dunham.