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A story that follows a New York woman (who doesn't really have an apartment), apprentices for a dance company (though she's not really a dancer), and throws herself headlong into her dreams, even as their possibility dwindles.

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Dan
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Benji
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Rachel
Daiva Deupree ...
Waitress
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Nessa
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Patch
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Waitress at Club
Christine Gerwig ...
Mom
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Storyline

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. Written by IFC Films

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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Rated R for sexual references and language | See all certifications »

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23 August 2013 (Brazil)  »

Also Known As:

Милая Фрэнсис  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$137,398 (USA) (17 May 2013)

Gross:

$4,063,238 (USA) (6 September 2013)
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Trivia

Swiss censorship certificate # 1009.516. See more »

Quotes

Frances: I'm too tall to marry.
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Crazy Credits

The final end credit is: "For Harris". See more »

Connections

Features The 400 Blows (1959) See more »

Soundtracks

Divertimento de la Sonate a Due
Written and Performed by Maurice Jaubert
Courtesy of Sidonie/EMI Music Publishing
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An engaging story of when two college friends begin to grow in different directions.
30 September 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I loved this movie. It was touching movie dealing with trying to become a more responsible adult without losing your sense of who you are. It also deals well with the importance of meaningful relationships in our lives. What Woody Allen did in his homage to Manhattan in the 20th century, Noah Baumbach does for Brooklyn in the 21st Century. Like Manhattan did trying to capture the spirit of New York City in the 1970s, Frances Ha captures the angst of this period focusing on singles living in Brooklyn. The engaging character of Frances also draws comparisons to Annie Hall. There are some elements in the film that brought back memories of the film Stranger than Paradise by Jim Jarmusch but this film comes across as funnier and more engaging.


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