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Frances Ha (2012)

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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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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 1 win & 43 nominations. See more awards »

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Sophie
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Dan
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Benji
Charlotte d'Amboise ...
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Rachel
Daiva Deupree ...
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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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)

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$4,063,238 (USA) (6 September 2013)
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Swiss censorship certificate # 1009.516. See more »

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Frances: I put my ring on my thumb and I'm having trouble getting it off.
Sophie: Hold your hand above your head. I'll drain the blood out.
Frances: I look like I'm asking a *question*.
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The final end credit is: "For Harris". See more »

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References Small Change (1976) See more »

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Chrome Sitar
Written by Marc Bolan
Performed by T. Rex (as T. Rex)
Courtesy of Spirit Music Group, Inc. o/b/o Spirit Services Holdings, S.à.r.l.
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A comer in every sense of the word!
21 June 2013 | by (Boston MA) – See all my reviews

Hey I can't disagree more with the previous poster (Mark Rogle). Woody Allen's Manhattan is a classic, but that was another time and another world.

FRANCES HA was SPOT-ON regarding actual life, work, and social issues that apply to the current age. The comedic timing is flawless, as is Gerwig's deadpan expression. While shot in Black & White, it added to the range of locales - making it believable. The same can be said for the characters (including Gerwig's actual parents). Another New York "slice of life" story, but truly believable and entertaining!

What the movie wasn't, was overly cerebral and full of fantasy situations (like "Girls"). Also, Hannah in "Girls" is always dressed like a deranged person, playing up a strangely shaped body that distracted from the prose of her productions. Gerwig's character had no such wardrobe overkill - it complemented the actress and the scenes perfectly.

As an actress, Greta Gerwig is funny and poignant, straddling the line between ordinary-looking and classically beautiful. Everything is expressed in her eyes. She's a magnificent writer as well. Highly recommended - by me!


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