Frances Ha
Frances Ha (2013)

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… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Comedy
Release Date: May 17, 2013
DVD Release Date: November 12, 2013
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Critic Score: 92% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

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.

Wesley Morris

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.

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Ann Hornaday
Washington Post

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.

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Sean Burns
Philadelphia Weekly

The camera loves her. Probably because the director does, too.

Mary Houlihan
Chicago Sun-Times

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.

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Cath Clarke
Time Out

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.

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Ray Pride

Gerwig draws upon her well of previously-demonstrated charisma, her ample capacity for twerpitude refined, honed, elevated.

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Peter Howell
Toronto Star

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.

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Rick Groen
Globe and Mail

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 ...

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Christopher Runyon
Movie Mezzanine

Sweet without being saccharine and wrenching without being devastating. Frances Ha is a film of many small surprises, but they contain big, satisfying rewards.

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Flixster Audience Score: 77% Flixster User Reviews
Kevin M. Williams
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… More
Alex roy
Going into Frances Ha, I must admit I didn't expect anything much out of it. But I came out enjoying quite a bit. The film is quite short, but during its… More
Carlos Magalhães
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… More
Edward Boxler
Life in your late twenties is scary; some of your friends are getting married, having kids, or making crazy money in their jobs while you are broke, single, and… More
Spencer Macklin
Quintessential mumblecore film
KJ Proulx
With such a simple story to tell, "Frances Ha," having the very symbolic title that it does, is a very fine film, displayed entirely in Black and… More