USA | 2013 | 86 mins | 14A
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.
Director: Noah Baumbach
Cast: Greta Gerwig, Mickey Sumner, Adam Driver
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Ahead of Greta Gerwig’s already iconic Barbie movie, We Really Like Her! co-hosts Emily and Danita invite you and your best friend to travel back to her big screen beginnings with a 10th anniversary screening of Frances Ha.
Before Little Women, Lady Bird and Barbie, there was Frances Ha.
Starring and co-written by Greta Gerwig, Frances Ha tells a timeless tale of friendship and finding yourself. Following the titular character as she struggles to balance her dance dreams with the harsh realities of living in New York City and her waning friendship with former best friend Sophie (Mickey Summer), it is a perfect mix of painfully relatable and naturally magical.
Like Claudia Weil’s Girlfriends and Lena Dunham’s Girls, Frances Ha isn’t afraid to admit that friendship can sometimes be a hardship, especially as you get older and priorities start to change. But it also dares to suggest that a platonic connection between people is more valuable than any type of romance. As one memorable scene reminds us, there’s truly nothing better than catching your best friend’s eye across a crowded room.
Frances Ha may be black and white, but it feels full of colour thanks to Gerwig’s fearless lead performance, charming supporting work by a fresh-faced Adam Driver, and a killer soundtrack that references both eras and films gone by. Paired with a similarly themed short film, Great Seeing You by Holly Pruner, it is the perfect appetizer to Gerwig’s much-anticipated Barbie. (EMILY GAGNE & DANITA STEINBERG)
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