Frances Ha

Studio: IFC Films
Directed by Noah Baumbach

May 17, 2013 Web Exclusive
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It would be entirely appropriate to enshrine Greta Gerwig as the indie-darling of now. By 29 she's already worked with Whit Stillman, Joe Swanberg and Ti West, and now, in her best collaboration yet, Noah Baumbach on Frances Ha. Gerwig co-wrote the film with Baumbach and stars as the delightfully unassuming yet hopeful title character, the kind of person that could be the voice of her generation without even trying to be; a less egomaniacal version of Lena Dunham. Frances is a good-but-not-great dancer in her mid-to-late 20s, attached at the hip to her best friend Sophie and painfully unaware of her ordinariness. Yet there's a sparkle in the eyes that coincides perfectly with her genuine optimism and kindness, making Frances Ha one of those delightfully rare portraits so true in its vision that it's difficult not to rally behind. (www.franceshamovie.com

 

 

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