• Released
  • May 17, 2013
  • R , 1 hr 25 min
  • Comedy
  • 242 Fan Ratings
Synopsis: Frances goes from apartment to apartment in Brooklyn as she looks for a job and a stable partner.

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indieWIRE

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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90

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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90

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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90

Film.com

By Jordan Hoffman
The film is so engaging because it's so damn funny.
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90

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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88

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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88

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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88

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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83

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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80

Variety

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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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Rated R | For Sexual references and language
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says OK for kids 16+ Smart, hilarious, mature look at an appealing scatterbrain.
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