Written May 19, 2013
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 candid with those around her. In fact, she often seems to go out of her way to misrepresent her situation to save face because she doesn't seem to want to face up to her reality. She once says, "I'm too tall to marry." She's also just affluent enough to not be poor and just poor enough to be reckless with what little she has. Her friends seem to value her, but not quite as much as she values them. She's clearly lonely and desperately seeking love and friendship, yet can't really seem to find either. She is carefree, for the most part, or at least seems to be surviving her predicament one move at a time. It all makes for a truly unpredictable and delightful film. The final moments are truly magical.
Written June 08, 2013
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!
Written June 10, 2013
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. The movie does one thing: It shows us that the dumber you are, the more critics like you. If your a capable and intelligent woman, you must be evil.
Written June 11, 2013
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 generation....
Written May 28, 2013
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' optimistic view of life; never willing to let things get her down. But in large measure, her difficult situations exist because of her poor judgement and decision making. The black and white film concept was interesting but not sure it added to the film.