Frances Ha (2013)

Frances Ha (2013)

2013 R 86 Minutes

Comedy | Drama

An aspiring dancer moves to New York City and becomes caught up in a whirlwind of flighty fair-weather friends, diminishing fortunes and career setbacks.

Overall Rating

9 / 10
Verdict: Great

User Review

  • I am so glad I watched this movie. Not only does this film encapsulate what I consider my true aesthetic, but I believe it has become my new favorite film. Greta Gerwig is irresistibly charming as Frances, a hopeful floater in the city who wants to be a modern dancer. The character development in this film is so unlike any I've ever seen, and I think this is probably one of my top female performances in film to date. Frances and Sophie's friendship is familiar and does not shy away from actual real live concerns. The cinematography is so beautiful and clear in this movie, its like a massage for your eyes. I know that's a weird comparison, but seriously, I couldn't look away. It's so weird that a random little movie that you decide to watch on Netflix on a Sunday night can end up having such an effect on you, but I am obsessed with everything about this movie. I'm not sure if I relate to Frances on a spiritual level or that I just want her to be my best friend, but I GET her, man. The screenplay and score really enhance this movie, because although there's no true plot, it's an engaging ride from start to finish. It's realistic, but never to the point of forced uncomfortableness like you see in a lot of comedy movies these days. I didn't cringe once! And to top it all off, there was not an unfortunate sadness at the end. There was an optimistic, well-deserved happy ending. I am energized right now as I write this! I can't wait to watch this movie again later in life and see if it still has the same impact on me, but honestly check this movie out! Like Frances says, "it's like magic."
    Rating: My second ever 10/10