Frances Ha Synopsis
Frances goes from apartment to apartment in Brooklyn as she looks for a job and a stable partner.
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By Eric Kohn
At times, Frances Ha strains from emphasizing the characters' snarkiness and disregarding plot. By routinely going nowhere, however, the...
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The Hollywood Reporter

By Todd McCarthy
The director mixes moods with a playfulness that is both brazen and carefree and yet precisely modulated, yielding results that amplify the...
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Wall Street Journal

By John Anderson
Frances Ha also marks the rare instance in which an actress has the perfect role at the perfect time. Ms. Gerwig's work here is fragile,...
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By Jordan Hoffman
The film is so engaging because it's so damn funny.
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Village Voice

By Stephanie Zacharek
Frances Ha is a patchwork of details that constitute a sort of dating manual—not one that tells you how to meet hot guys, but one that...
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Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
Baumbach, in his most compassionate film since The Squid and the Whale, catches Frances in the act of inventing herself. It's a glorious...
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Chicago Tribune

By Michael Phillips
You may watch Frances Ha relating to little of it, or a lot of it, but this "road movie with apartments," as the director (shooting here in...
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Chicago Sun-Times

By Mary Houlihan
Filled with witty dialogue and natural performances, Frances Ha marks a return to form for Baumbach.
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Entertainment Weekly

Gerwig, who previously starred in Baumbach's "Greenberg," is charmingly awkward. And Sumner (Sting's daughter) is an ace with deadpan...
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Baumbach pushes beyond sincerity in search of truth, drawing from such stylistic forebears as the French New Wave, Woody Allen and Andy...
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Post-Modern Love!

By pedsarq
What a wonderfully post-modern movie about love in its many different forms and a young woman's struggle to find her identity. Frances is a great friend to others who has a difficult time being...

Francis Ha

By Susanstrausberg
An intriguing look at the slow and winding process of coming of age. Well written and directed. Wonderfully acted. It is a sophisticated story told at a slow pace - sometimes too slow. I liked it!...

Engaging and endearing - somewhat flawed

By vizwords
Like the main character herself, this movie is at times engaging and endearing - though not without flaws. I took my wife to see Frances Ha because all of the mainstream films seemed like they would...

Quirky but engaging

By grimley1
Many people will be annoyed by this little movie, but some will really enjoy it. I did. The main character carries the tale. It is also an insight into the ways of the 20 to 30 year old...

Frances Ha Not

By beachbuzz
Supposed to be a comedy but really not funny at all. Rather a sad, commentary on society - lonely, shallow friendships, lack of communication, fueled by sex and booze. The redeeming factor was...

Frances Ha

By dkaydresser
It was a very entertaining movie. It was a movie about having to grow up and not wanting to. - wanting to keep old relationships as they were instead of growing with them when circumstances change. ...

Tale of a 27 year old Nothing

By yoblack
A sad commentary on how long it takes young adults to grow up nowadays. Also sad commentary on women, and how by portraying one who is incapable, stupid and a mess can get so many critics excited. ...

Frances Metamorphosis

By gzacny
This is an excellent slice of life drama about a young woman finding her way in New York City. For people like me, parents of of the 20-something X-generation, this film is a Rosetta Stone that...

Pretentious drivel; witless Woody Allen wannabe

By eoyang
Just saw Noah Baumbach's "Frances Ha," which is his homage to Godard and Truffaut, and his attempt to imitate "Annie Hall." The trouble is that the dialogue is puerile, the characters juvenile, and...

A lovely little movie

By michaeldj68
This film captures exactly what it's like to be a young person trying to find their way in the arts in NYC right now. I was particularly delighted by the sequence of going home for Christmas in...

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Rated R | For Sexual references and language
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Common Sense Media says Smart, hilarious, mature look at an appealing scatterbrain.
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