Frances HaMay 18, 2013
A story that follows a New York woman (who doesn't really have an apartment), apprentices for a dance company (though she's not really a dancer), and throws herself headlong into her dreams, even as their possible reality dwindles.
Release Year: 2012
Rating: 7.6/10 (695 voted)
Director: Noah Baumbach
Frances 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.
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A fun examination of the human condition via a slice of Frances' life.
Noah Baumbach and Greta Gerwig lead us on an expansive journey that
takes place in the confines of several years in the life of a single
character – Frances. They co-wrote the film and Gerwig is sublimely
engaging as Frances, a woman who prefers to focus on the moments along
life's path rather than any sort of destination to the path itself.
Baumbach takes those incredibly realistic and often uncomfortable
moments, shapes them into black-and-white vignettes that are both
immediate and personal, and then precisely combines those vignettes
into this delicate and funny film. It's rounded off by an unbelievably
talented supporting cast who make "Frances Ha" an all-around joy to