Director: Noah Baumbach.
Running Time: 86 minutes.
Synopsis: Frances (Greta Gerwig), a floundering apprentice in a dance company in New York City, embarks on a journey of self-identification after her long-term friend Sophie (Mickey Sumner) decides to finally accept the rigours of adulthood.
After collaborating with the stoic, brilliant Greenberg, director Noah Baumbach and his latest muse – the sultry and unwaveringly endearing Greta Gerwig – return with easily the most charming and consistently likable film of the year. Co-written by real life couple Baumbach and Gerwig, the film is a natural twinning of French nouvelle vague cinema with the kind of ultra-contemporary, zeitgeist targeting approach to storytelling and characterisation that has treated Lena Dunham’s invigorating HBO show Girls (to which this is a loving appendage) with such commendation. It is also, unabashedly, a lively ode to a particularly fruitful »
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