Frances Ha

WhizzerMarvin TrinaJasonMendel
Broadway Legend
joined:5/26/05
Frances Ha
Posted: 5/21/13 at 09:43pm
I feel like I've been on a good movie roll lately, and Frances Ha kept it going. I couldn't get enough of it and would gladly have spent another hour in her life.

There was some Jules and Jim, Band of Outsiders and lots of Woody Allen in there, but in the end it stood on its own. A very realistic look at a young woman living in Brooklyn and trying to find herself in the city. Loved Greta Gerwig and there are loads of Broadway actors in smaller roles (Charlotte D'Amboise, Adam Driver, Grace Gummer, Patrick Heusinger, Michael Esper).

Loved the black and white cinematography, loved the soundtrack, loved the script- such a perfect movie to see on a warm spring night like this.
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FindingNamo
Broadway Legend
joined:7/22/03
Frances Ha
Posted: 6/1/13 at 10:56am
We saw "Frances Ha" on a super hot spring night like last and it was that perfect air-conditioner night at the movies. It's one of those low key comedies that made me giggle all the way through and then on the trek home talking it over with my boyfriend, I laughed even harder. My boyfriend kept saying it was like "Girls" if "Girls" were good. And he said that as somebody who watched 1 and 1/2 seasons of "Girls" and didn't give up on it after the first episode like me. Charlotte d'Amboise has a substantial amount of screen time and Frances's best friend is played by Mickey Sumner, the product of epic tantric lovemaking by Sting and Trudie Styler.
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canmark
Broadway Legend
joined:3/14/07
Frances Ha
Posted: 6/1/13 at 12:28pm
I wish I could say I liked Frances Ha as others do. Were it a 20 or 30 minute film I probably would have loved it, but at feature length Frances Ha just seemed... tiresome.
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WhizzerMarvin TrinaJasonMendel
Broadway Legend
joined:5/26/05
Frances Ha
Posted: 6/1/13 at 01:39pm
Namo, wasn't Gerwig great? (Sorry you didn't like it canmark)

SPOILER*************

I'm a sap and confess to getting a little misty when everyone showed up to see the dance piece she choreographed.

My favorite scene though was the phone call with Mickey Sumner when Gerwig was in Paris.
Marie: Don't be in such a hurry about that pretty little chippy in Frisco. Tony: Eh, she's a no chip!
trentsketch
Broadway Legend
joined:6/25/09
Frances Ha
Posted: 6/1/13 at 04:00pm
I'm hoping I actually get to see Frances Ha in theaters. I wanted to see Damsels in Distress in theaters but it never came to one of the NYC-adjacent multiplexes I frequent. Fingers crossed for this one. I mean, these are theaters that routinely sell out Woody Allen's new film and whatever British art film is making a push for Oscar gold. Frances Ha isn't that far out of that wheelhouse.
scott68
Broadway Legend
joined:1/21/07
Frances Ha
Posted: 6/2/13 at 04:29pm
Saw this last night and loved it. It was a little slow for a 90-minute movie, but Gerwig is so watchable that I didn't mind in the least.

It did remind me of Girls - although I do like the show, Lena Dunham's character is a mess who's convinced that she's endearing, while Frances is a genuinely endearing character who happens to kind of be a mess.
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Calvin
Broadway Legend
joined:7/27/05
Frances Ha
Posted: 6/2/13 at 05:05pm
Saw it last night, too -- delightful film! I went in exhausted from being out in the sun all day, but it (and a cup of the Lincoln Plaza cheap-o coffee) perked me up pretty quickly. I loved the dinner party scene where she was so out of place amongst the "adults" who were really her age.

Also, I'm assuming that was Gerwig's real-life mother playing her mom in the film?
~FloweryFriend~
Broadway Legend
joined:5/10/04
Frances Ha
Posted: 6/5/13 at 04:45am
Delightful little film. Enjoyed spotting Juliet Rylance, who gave perhaps the greatest Shakespeare performance I've ever seen as Rosalind in The Bridge Project's As You Like it a few years ago.
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