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Director: Noah Baumbach; Screenwriters: Noah Baumbach, Greta Gerwig; Starring: Greta Gerwig, Mickey Sumner, Adam Driver Running time: 86 mins

Frances Ha, an early standout from the 2013 Edinburgh International Film Festival, deserves to be discussed and dissected. For Greta Gerwig's central character provides such a compelling portrayal of personality disorder encased within a movie whose tone seamlessly shifts between magical and melancholy. Until a misguided last act that relies too much on melodrama and contrivance, it's sublime and packed with amusing and sexually candid dialogue.

Shot in glorious black and white by The Squid and the Whale auteur Noah Baumbach, Frances Ha revolves around the fortunes of Gerwig's deluded dancer Frances as she clumsily tries to navigate that awkward transitional phase in the mid-'20s. It's a time when the harsh realities of adulthood kick in as the bank balance dwindles, the best friend moves on to new pastures and the »


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