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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
Charlotte d'Amboise ...
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Rachel
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Waitress
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Random Girl #1
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Nessa
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Dark Haired Girl
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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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Rated R for sexual references and language | See all certifications »

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23 August 2013 (Brazil)  »

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Милая Фрэнсис  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

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

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

Contrary to the movie's improvisational feel, the actors followed a very tightly-written script with little to no deviation. See more »

Quotes

Rachel: Fuck, I sound like a gay grandma.
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The final end credit is: "For Harris". See more »

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Soundtracks

Chrome Sitar
Written by Marc Bolan
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Courtesy of Spirit Music Group, Inc. o/b/o Spirit Services Holdings, S.à.r.l.
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Atrocious - surprisingly so
25 November 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

What a disappointment! Gee, I thought I had been a big admirer of Noah Baumbach. Butt this film might have utterly destroyed my faith in him. Nothing comes across as genuine. Scenes exist for no cogent reason. Is this a satire on Woody Allen?

The lead character is an unappealing bore. She is unlike any 20-something I have ever known in New York. As written, she appears to been mentally unbalanced and without charm. In what world is she a dancer? After 15 minutes I'm praying for her to shut-up. I am a native Ne Yorker, and I don't get the characters at all. I'm sorry for an uncharacteristic hostile review but this is a real letdown. Sorry Noah and Adam, but I give this a 1.


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