Baumbach, in his most compassionate film since The Squid and the Whale, catches Frances in the act of inventing herself. It's a glorious sight to see. show more
Frances Ha also marks the rare instance in which an actress has the perfect role at the perfect time. Ms. Gerwig's work here is fragile, delicate, subject to bruising; something that could wither under too much attention. Perhaps Ms. Gerwig is the greatest actress alive. And maybe Frances Ha is just the ghost orchid of independent cinema. show more
The director mixes moods with a playfulness that is both brazen and carefree and yet precisely modulated, yielding results that amplify the specific content of the screenplay. This makes for a film that, however cheap it was to make, is incredibly rich to watch. show more
FRANCES HA:(A-) Quite the sincere charmer. Greta Gerwig finallys gets it right.
I went into Frances Ha with high expectations given my love for the Squid and the Whale and my like of Greta Gerwig in Greenberg. Unfortunately, I was quite disappointed. In short, the characters and dialogue were not believable to me, and for me, that is a big problem.
Quirky. Black and white. Awkward moments, but charming. I liked this movie a lot because Frances Ha is adorable and she says funny things. I just want to give her a hug and a kiss.