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Frances Ha


A miracle of a movie.

— Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times

Profanely Funny. A glorious sight to see.

— Peter Travers, Rolling Stone

Frances Ha is beautiful and surprising...it sings.

— David Edelstein, New York Magazine

Radiant, irresistible and wildly daring… Gerwig is an actor of great courage

— Amy Taubin, Film Comment

Exhilarating. This is unquestionably Gerwig's defining performance to date.

— Todd McCarthy, The Hollywood Reporter

Greta Gerwig is at her incandescent best.

— Ann Hornaday, The Washington Post

Beautiful. A fleet-footed, black-and-white New York story about a young woman in crisis that turns self-consciousness into an exalted form of authenticity.

— A.O. Scott, The New York Times

Does for Brooklyn what Manhattan once did for Manhattan.

— David Fear, Time Out New York

So so funny. Greg is terrific.

— Scott Tobias, A.V. Club

An unabashed valentine to both Greta Gerwig herself and her plucky fellow twenty somethings.

— Tom Carson, GQ

Gerwig is so winning and optimistic here she makes struggling seem way more fun than having your life together.

— Kyle Buchanan, New York Magazine

Grand, romantic and generous.

— Joy Dietrich, The New York Times

Presented by IFC Films | United States | May 17th, 2013 | 86 MINS | PG13

Frances (Greta Gerwig) lives in New York, but she doesn’t really have an apartment. Frances is an apprentice for a dance company, but she¹s 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. FRANCES HA is a modern comic fable that explores New York, friendship, class, ambition, failure, and redemption.


  • Noah Baumbach


  • Noah Baumbach
  • Greta Gerwig