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Frances Ha (2012)

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A story that follows as a New York woman (who doesn't really have an apartment) apprentices for a dance company (though she's not really a dancer) and throws herself headlong into her dreams, even as their possibility dwindles.

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Waitress at Club
Christine Gerwig ...
Mom
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Frances lives in New York, but she doesn't really have an apartment. Frances is an apprentice for a dance company, but she's not really a dancer. Frances has a best friend named Sophie, but they aren't really speaking anymore. Frances throws herself headlong into her dreams, even as their possible reality dwindles. Frances wants so much more than she has but lives her life with unaccountable joy and lightness. Written by IFC Films

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Rated R for sexual references and language | See all certifications »

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23 August 2013 (Brazil)  »

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Милая Фрэнсис  »

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Opening Weekend:

$137,398 (USA) (19 May 2013)

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$4,063,238 (USA) (6 September 2013)
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Greta Gerwig is in every scene of the movie. See more »

Quotes

Frances: But your blog looks so happy.
Sophie: I don't think my *mom* would read it if it were about depression.
Frances: My mom would.
[Sophie chuckles]
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The final end credit is: "For Harris". See more »

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References Mauvais Sang (1986) See more »

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Falling Off a Horse
Written and Performed by Felix Laband
Courtesy of Compost Records
By arrangement with Universal Music Publishing
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A fun examination of the human condition via a slice of Frances' life.
5 September 2012 | by See all my reviews

Noah Baumbach and Greta Gerwig lead us on an expansive journey that takes place in the confines of several years in the life of a single character - Frances. They co-wrote the film and Gerwig is sublimely engaging as Frances, a woman who prefers to focus on the moments along life's path rather than any sort of destination to the path itself.

Baumbach takes those incredibly realistic and often uncomfortable moments, shapes them into black-and-white vignettes that are both immediate and personal, and then precisely combines those vignettes into this delicate and funny film. It's rounded off by an unbelievably talented supporting cast who make "Frances Ha" an all-around joy to watch.


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