Written September 30, 2016
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 be unbearable. This looked indie and interesting.
I was not disappointed. The look of the film was great, the somewhat stream of consciousness editing was refreshing. It was easy to like and feel sorry (and hopeful) for Frances. My wife thought it seemed a little student film-y at times. It is not perfect, but if you're looking for something different, it's definitely worth going.
Written January 21, 2017
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 January 22, 2017
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 January 18, 2017
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 29, 2016
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. Funny in places, sad in others. We liked it.