Frances Ha
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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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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 93%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"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."
‑ Wesley Morris, Grantland
"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."
‑ Ann Hornaday, Washington Post
"Gerwig draws upon her well of previously-demonstrated charisma, her ample capacity for twerpitude refined, honed, elevated."
‑ Ray Pride, Newcity
"Game and not a self-promoting booster, always slightly outside the loop, the title character accepts what is dealt without complaint or anger."
‑ Donald J. Levit, ReelTalk Movie Reviews
"It's the mark of a good film when it's so simple you can sum it up in a sentence, and so deep you're still digging into it hours, even days after the credits roll. That's Frances Ha."
‑ Chris Knight, National Post
"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."
‑ Mary Houlihan, Chicago Sun-Times
"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."
‑ Cath Clarke, Time Out
"Sweet without being saccharine and wrenching without being devastating. Frances Ha is a film of many small surprises, but they contain big, satisfying rewards."
‑ Christopher Runyon, Movie Mezzanine
"The thoughtfulness and commitment of Gerwig's performance in its shifts from chaotic exuberance to rigorous rehearsal suggest that she is the more interesting artist to watch."
‑ Sophie Mayer, Sight and Sound
"Inspired by Gerwig's spontaneity, and scripted to cultivate it, the movie does turn up some occasional stilted line readings here and there, but periodic awkwardness also is shrewdly elemental to its charm."
‑ Jonathan Kiefer, Sacramento News & 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."
‑ Peter Howell, Toronto Star
"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 ..."
‑ Rick Groen, Globe and Mail
"(Gerwig's) willingness to hold absolutely nothing back deserves mad respect and can't help but make a viewer feel guilty for finding it all quite exasperating."
‑ Christopher Long, Movie Metropolis
"Gerwig superbly incarnates the contradictions of this insecure woman."
‑ Anthony Quinn, Independent
"Months of Frances' life pass in minutes, yet those minutes feel like an eternity, thanks to non-action and uninspired editing."
‑ Cameron Meier, Orlando Weekly
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