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Frances Ha (2012)

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A story that follows 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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Sophie
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Dan
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Lev
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Benji
Charlotte d'Amboise ...
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Rachel
Daiva Deupree ...
Waitress
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Random Girl #1
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Nessa
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Dark Haired Girl
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Patch
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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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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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

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23 August 2013 (Brazil)  »

Also Known As:

Милая Фрэнсис  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$137,398 (USA) (17 May 2013)

Gross:

$4,063,238 (USA) (6 September 2013)
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The bathroom scene with Frances and Sophie last 28-seconds, yet it required 42 takes to get it right. Greta Gerwig detailed the experience in a NY Times Magazine article in May 2013 titled 'I Know I'm Doing the Scene Badly, But I Can't Figure Out How to Do It Well'. See more »

Quotes

Frances: I love you Sophie, even if you love your phone that has e-mail more than you love me.
Sophie: My phone that has e-mail doesn't leave a casserole dish in the sink for three days.
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The final end credit is: "For Harris". See more »

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References Contempt (1963) See more »

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La Polka Pavane
Written and Performed by Georges Delerue
Administered by EMI Music Publishing France
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Frances Hmmm...
2 June 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Can't really decide how I feel about this film. It was somewhat intriguing, beautifully shot (in black and white), and the lead character was perfectly cast. I love quirky characters in independent movies, but most of the time I couldn't decide if Frances was incredibly endearing or incredibly annoying. Immature, yes. Quirky, yes. Childlike, yes.

I didn't by any means hate this movie, but I did not love it as much as others. It is a film like no other, and worth a watch, but it left me feeling ambivalent. There was really no plot, which made sense because Frances didn't really seem to have any clearcut goals or ambitions (other than being a dancer, which wasn't ever going to happen). She lived moment by moment and the film took us on her journeys even though I am not sure they served much of a purpose.


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