The charming new comedy from acclaimed director Noah Baumbach (The Squid and the Whale) starring Greta Gerwig (Damsels in Distress)!
â€śGrand, romantic and generous.â€ť - Joy Dietrich, New York Times
â€śA deft, uproarious comedy â€¦ so, so funny ... Gerwig is terrific." - Scott Tobias, Onion AV Club
"Exhilarating, smart and delightful. A terrific new film that's incredibly rich to watch. Greta Gerwig is embraceable, unpredictable and possessed of gifts for physical comedy.â€ť - Todd McCarthy, Hollywood Reporter
Acclaimed director Noah Baumbach (The Squid and the Whale) returns with this delightfully effervescent urban fairytale about growing up even after youâ€™re a grown up. Shot in luminous black and white (think Woody Allenâ€™s Manhattan, only set in Brooklyn), Frances Ha is Baumbachâ€™s comedic love letter to New York City and to star/co-writer Greta Gerwig (Damsels in Distress). 20-something Frances arrives in New York determined to become a post-modern dancer despite the fact that sheâ€™s constantly tripping over her own feet or putting one of them in her mouth. She lives with her best friend Sophie and although itâ€™s been a while since she graduated, a fully-functioning professional life still seems like a distant dream. Even though her job search ends in one disappointment after another, sheâ€™s fairly content being inseparable from her pal Sophie - even though theyâ€™re a bit like an old married couple. When Sophie moves into her dream flat in Tribeca with another friend, Frances suddenly finds herself out on the street. Now she not only has to find a new place to live but also a new place in the world, as disastrous romances, thwarted ambitions and a series of odd abodes threaten to bring her down. Francesâ€™ life may be far removed from the one sheâ€™s always dreamed of, but she remains optimistically unsinkable as she stumbles through New York City searching for her bliss. (Dir. by Noah Baumbach, 2013, USA, 86 mins., Rated R, IFC Films) Digital