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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Adele's life is changed when she meets Emma, a young woman with blue hair, who will allow her to discover desire, to assert herself as a woman and as an adult. In front of others, Adele grows, seeks herself, loses herself and ultimately finds herself through love and loss.
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
20+ nitwit (deadbeat) survives her own bumbling ennui in NYC in an homage to W. Allen and French film
Just saw "Frances Ha." Uh...why was that a movie at all? Depressing to see that much youth and beauty be that dull and boring. And the concept was not at all anything new. Which is what I found the most annoying aspect to it all. I saw Slackers back when I was one. I've seen every Woody Allen, made, I saw all french film back in the day's when they weren't vintage and liked King Of Hearts so much that I bought the soundtrack on vinyl when I was in elementary school.
So...I was pretty disgusted that the director took other filmmaker's ideas (with more originality and artistry) and tossed those into his "Frances Ha" soup and hoped it might pass as something new. I believe there is a word for this?....What is it?...Oh, yeah. "Derivative."
Frances Ha is derivative of a lot. And lacks unique wings of it's own. Sorry. It doesn't.
Main character was a 27 yr old nitwit w/out enough braincells to inflate the leaden balloon the narrative already was = a sad, pointless ramble about a kid who kind of gets her act together enough to complete something involving "real art skills" while shuffling papers at a dance studio with a diminishing degree of self loathing by the end. That was so amazing.
Audience was supposed to be charmed by her "nutty" approach to logic.
Director stole music soundtrack to King of Hearts (1960's) and played it over and over hoping the music's wacky charm would make his flick appear "more whimsical." Fail. On the plus side: You get to watch Meryl Streep's daughter say "Where the F___ are you going?" -- That was awesome!
Seriously. Blech. Very similar to "Girls" but sans humor or wit. At all. Not sure how that got made.
Gave it a 2 stars because I finished watching it.
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