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Frances Ha (2013)

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Critic Consensus: Audiences will need to tolerate a certain amount of narrative drift, but thanks to sensitive direction from Noah Baumbach and an endearing performance from Greta Gerwig, Frances Ha makes it easy to forgive.

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Frances (Greta Gerwig) lives in New York, but she doesn't really have an apartment. Frances is an apprentice for a dance company, but shes 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. (c) IFC Films

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Cast

Greta Gerwig
as Frances
Hannah Dunne
as "Ask Me" Girl
Cindy Katz
as Congresswoman
Maya Kazan
as Caroline
Dean Wareham
as Spencer
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Critic Reviews for Frances Ha

All Critics (162) | Top Critics (42)

One of the happiest sights you'll see all summer is a montage of Gerwig running and twirling across Chinatown with David Bowie's "Modern Love" on the soundtrack.

January 6, 2014 | Full Review…

As Frances literally dances her way through the streets of New York, you can't help smiling and knowing she will be OK. She will figure out how to be the adult she was meant to be.

December 11, 2013 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…

Few films top Woody Allen's Manhattan for capturing New York City's blend of rapture and apprehension. Noah Baumbach's Frances Ha comes close.

December 11, 2013 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…

Writing with Gerwig, Baumbach has created a fey, sneakily charming generational touchstone on a par with Annie Hall and his own Gen Y col-grad comedy Kicking and Screaming.

December 11, 2013 | Rating: 4/4 | Full Review…

In your twenties you decide on the final version of you. Sophie is working on it; Frances is stuck in her crazy, clueless, can't-pay-the-rent stage.

July 23, 2013 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…
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It's a tribute to Gerwig's performance, somehow both clumsy and elegant, that she wins us over despite ourselves, that we come to appreciate her aimlessness in a goal-oriented society ...

June 21, 2013 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Frances Ha

Despite a charismatic performance by the lead, and featuring spot on slice-o-life New York overview, the work follows a character going nowhere and invites us along for the ride. Which is to say the thing goes slowly, so slowly.

Kevin M. Williams
Kevin M. Williams

Super Reviewer

An example of a promising Woody Allen-esque story that has as its main character a woman so absolutely infantile that it becomes very difficult not to find her irritating (even if Greta Gerwig is definitely adorable). Besides, the film is not half as funny as it believes to be.

Carlos Magalhães
Carlos Magalhães

Super Reviewer

½

Quintessential mumblecore film

Spencer Macklin
Spencer Macklin

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