FRANCES HA

BY CHRISTOPHER HASKELL
JUNE 1, 2013

Greta Gerwig re-teams with Noah Baumbach (“Greenberg”) to create this black-and-white, quirky, and often humorous character study of a woman living in New York, trying to find her place while still embracing her child-like sensibilities. Gerwig owns the role of Frances and displays a connection to the character that reflects what may even be her actual personality. The down-home nature of “fake fighting” and inside jokes between friends shows in Frances’ interaction with certain characters who don’t get it, and this too could apply to viewers who do not connect with that humor. With awkward situations, changing lifestyles around her, and even an eventual maturation, “Frances Ha” is probably Baumbach’s most accessible film yet.

RELEASE DATE
May 17, 2013

DIRECTOR
Noah Baumbach

WRITTEN BY
Noah Baumbach
Greta Gerwig

STUDIO
IFC Films

R
(for sexual references and language)

COMEDY
DRAMA
ROMANCE

86 minutes

CINEMATOGRAPHER
Sam Levy

EDITOR
Jennifer Lame

CAST
Greta Gerwig
Mickey Sumner
Adam Driver
Michael Zegen
Michael Esper
Charlotte d’Amboise
Grace Gummer
Isabelle McNally
Vanessa Ray
Justine Lupe

PRODUCED BY
Noah Baumbach
Scott Rudin
Lila Yacoub
Rodrigo Teixeira

BUDGET
$3 million

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