Frances Ha
Directed by Noah Baumbach, USA 2012
86 mins. English dialogue
Frances (Greta Gerwig) lives in New York, but she doesn't really have an apartment. Frances is an apprentice for a dance company, but she's not really a dancer. Frances has a best friend named Sophie, but they aren't really speaking anymore. Frances throws herself headlong into her dreams, even as their possible reality dwindles. Frances wants so much more than she has but lives her life with unaccountable joy and lightness. Frances Ha is a modern comic fable that explores New York, friendship, class, ambition, failure and redemption.
What the Critics say:
"Late-blooming 20-somethings have never been so perfectly captured - and Gerwig has never been more appealing - than in this tender, funny, life-affirming movie." (Rafer Guzman - Newsday)