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Frances Ha -- 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.

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Director:
Writers:
Noah Baumbach (written by) &
Greta Gerwig (written by)
Contact:
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Release Date:
20 June 2013 (Netherlands) See more »
Genre:
Plot:
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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
Nominated for Golden Globe. Another 8 wins & 36 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Frances Hmmm... See more (144 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (complete, awaiting verification)

Greta Gerwig ... Frances

Mickey Sumner ... Sophie

Michael Esper ... Dan

Adam Driver ... Lev

Michael Zegen ... Benji
Charlotte d'Amboise ... Colleen

Grace Gummer ... Rachel
Daiva Deupree ... Waitress

Isabelle McNally ... Random Girl #1

Vanessa Ray ... Random Girl #2

Justine Lupe ... Nessa

Lindsay Burdge ... Dark Haired Girl

Patrick Heusinger ... Patch

Marina Squerciati ... Waitress at Club
Christine Gerwig ... Mom
Gordon Gerwig ... Dad
David Salem ... Christmas Guest
Isaac Salem ... Christmas Guest
Anna Salem ... Christmas Guest
Laurie Aloisio-Salem ... Christmas Guest
Daniel Roose ... Christmas Guest
Courtney Coffin-Jensen ... Christmas Guest
Kristine Jensen ... Christmas Guest
Doug Craft ... Reverend
Timothy Mickiewicz ... Dentist
Tre Borden ... Home Friend
Connor Mickiewicz ... Home Friend

Laura Parker ... Home Friend (as Lauren Parker)

Britta Phillips ... Nadia

Juliet Rylance ... Janelle

Josh Hamilton ... Andy
Dean Wareham ... Spencer

Maya Kazan ... Caroline
Serena Longley ... Abby

Hannah Dunne ... "Ask Me" Girl

Barbara Ross English ... Dance Teacher (as Barbara R. English)

Peter Scanavino ... Chef

Ryann Shane ... Crying Girl
Danish Hyder ... Computer Guy

Teddy Cañez ... Security Guard (as Teddy Canez)

Gibson Frazier ... Catering Boss
Cindy Katz ... Congresswoman

Cohlie Brocato ... Young Man

Finnerty Steeves ... Co-Worker

Michelle Hurst ... Theater Manager
Molly Lieber ... Dance Duo
Eleanor Smith ... Dance Duo
Alex Moore ... Lighting Technician
Marlieke Burghouts ... dancer: 'Etched'
Jos Daamen ... dancer: 'Etched'
Laurel Desmarais ... dancer: 'Etched'
Courtney Drasner ... dancer: 'Etched'
Julia Ehrstrand ... dancer: 'Etched'
Heather Lang ... dancer: 'Etched'
Linn Lorentsen ... dancer: 'Etched'
Aya Shibahara ... dancer: 'Etched'
Akiko Tomikawa ... dancer: 'Etched'
Jitka Vesselá ... dancer: 'Etched'
Hollis Bartlett ... dancer: 'Deal One In'
Jessica Herring ... dancer: 'Deal One In'
Tess Igarta ... dancer: 'Deal One In'
Leah Ives ... dancer: 'Deal One In'
Molly Macgregor ... dancer: 'Deal One In'
Sarah Beth Oppenheim ... dancer: 'Deal One In'
Nora Petroliunas ... dancer: 'Deal One In'
Jordan Risdon ... dancer: 'Deal One In'
Hsiao-Jou Tang ... dancer: 'Deal One In'
Sarah Zitnay ... dancer: 'Deal One In'
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Diana Greenhut ... Party Guest (uncredited)

William Todd Levinson ... Soiree Guest (uncredited)
Barbara Sebring-Forman ... Party Lady With Wineglass (uncredited)

Directed by
Noah Baumbach 
 
Writing credits
Noah Baumbach (written by) &
Greta Gerwig (written by)

Produced by
Noah Baumbach .... producer
Oscar Boyson .... co-producer
Eli Bush .... co-producer
Fernando Loureiro .... executive producer
Scott Rudin .... producer
Lourenço Sant'Anna .... executive producer
Rodrigo Teixeira .... producer
Lila Yacoub .... producer
 
Cinematography by
Sam Levy (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Jennifer Lame 
 
Casting by
Douglas Aibel 
 
Production Design by
Sam Lisenco 
 
Production Management
Tyson Bidner .... production supervisor
Lila Yacoub .... unit production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Tyson Bidner .... key second assistant director
Lila Yacoub .... first assistant director
 
Art Department
Grace Benz .... art department assistant
David Brant .... assistant art director
Hannah Rothfield .... set dresser
 
Sound Department
Colin Alexander .... sound mixer (as Colin R. Alexander)
Gillian Arthur .... sound mixer
Sherrell Hodges .... studio manager
Paul Hsu .... re-recording mixer
Paul Hsu .... supervising sound editor
Branka Mrkic .... dialogue editor (as Branka Mrkic-Tana)
Zachary Treitz .... additional sound
Luciano Vignola .... assistant sound editor
Jean-Michel Beranger .... french dubbing mixer (uncredited)
Matt Bryant .... sound mixer (uncredited)
Marko A. Costanzo .... foley artist (uncredited)
Steven Visscher .... supervising foley editor (uncredited)
 
Visual Effects by
Andrew Lim .... lead digital artist: Boxmotion
Alex Miller .... digital artist: Boxmotion
 
Camera and Electrical Department
David Feeney-Mosier .... first assistant camera
Gregorio Franchetti .... digital imaging technician
Gregorio Franchetti .... second assistant camera
Brett Jutkiewicz .... additional digital imaging technician (as Brett Jukiewicz)
Luke Lanter .... digital cameras and accessories: Capture This Digital
Rory Mulhere .... digital cameras and accessories: Capture This Digital
Harris Savides .... visual consultant
Johnny Sousa .... additional first assistant camera
 
Casting Department
Henry Russell Bergstein .... casting associate
Deborah Maxwell Dion .... casting: Los Angeles
Patricia Gallio .... extras casting coordinator: Poughkeepsie (as Pat Gallio)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Tessa Maffucci .... costume assistant
 
Editorial Department
Mamie-Claire Cornelius .... post producer: Boxmotion
Pascal Dangin .... color mastering
Matthew C. Hart .... assistant editor
Matthew Moss .... digital intermediate editor: Boxmotion
Marcy Robinson .... assistant colorist: Boxmotion
Nadia Sadigianis .... supervising producer: Boxmotion
Tim Streeto .... additional editor
Taryn Waldman .... second digital intermediate editor: Boxmotion
 
Location Management
Martin Scali .... location manager: Paris
Jonathan Urband .... location manager
 
Music Department
Fabrice Absil .... music clearances
George Drakoulias .... music supervisor
Sara Matarazzo .... music clearances
Britta Phillips .... composer: additional music
Dean Wareham .... composer: additional music
 
Other crew
Jordan Thomas Alexander .... set pa (as Jordan Alexander)
Martha Berry .... manager: Alumnae House Inn, Vassar College
Beryl Bevilacque .... assistant: Ms. Yacoub
Anthony Bonsignore .... production accounting: Altman Greenfield & Selvaggi
David Boyle .... head of business and legal affairs: RT Features
Xan Burley .... choreographer: "Deal One In"
Edward Cheetam .... liaison: Office of Communications, Vassar College
Laura Curtis .... assistant: Mr. Baumbach
Heidi K. Eklund .... administrative assistant: Film Department, Vassar College (as Heidi Eklund)
Kathy England .... production insurance: Taylor & Taylor
Cassie Gomes .... production assistant: Vassar
Hanne Larsen .... co-founder: Downtown Dance Factory
Sam Lisenco .... title designer: Boxmotion
Erika Loser .... production assistant
Martha Magliula .... administrative support: Alumnae House Inn, Vassar College
Amanda Messenger .... production assistant: Vassar
Dustin Molina .... production assistant: Vassar
Tim O'Connor .... production assistant: Vassar
Catherine Peila .... chief executive/artistic officer: Dance New Amsterdam
Deering Regan .... production assistant
Edward Rice .... programs manager: Dance New Amsterdam
Sophie Riemenschneider .... assistant: Ms. Yacoub
Mandy Ringger .... production manager: Dance New Amsterdam
Nikki Robbins .... assistant: Mr. Baumbach
Leena Salmela .... assistant: Ms. Yacoub
Brooke Scheiffer .... production assistant: Vassar
Frank Selvaggi .... production accounting: Altman Greenfield & Selvaggi
Laura Sevier .... rights and clearances: Entertainment Clearances
Alex Springer .... choreographer: "Deal One In"
Anna Adams Stark .... production coordinator: Dance New Amsterdam
Max Stone .... choreographer: "Etched"
Eric Suddleson .... production legal
Sasha Vitelli .... script supervisor
Robert Wagnerman .... production assistant: Vassar (as Bobby Wagnerman)
Travis Waldschmidt .... assistant choreographer: "Etched"
Keely Weiss .... assistant: Ms. Yacoub
Paula Zinca .... production accounting: Altman Greenfield & Selvaggi
Huma Khan .... legal post production (uncredited)
Erika E. Loser .... intern: assistant to producer (uncredited)
 
Thanks
Catherine Baer .... special thanks
Susan Dekrey .... special thanks
Patricia Duane Lichtenberg .... special thanks
Luiz Mussnich .... special thanks
Claudio Palaia .... special thanks
Randall Poster .... special thanks
Ken Robinson .... special thanks
Harris Savides .... dedicatee (as Harris)
James Steerman .... special thanks (as James B. Steerman)
 
Crew believed to be complete


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MPAA:
Rated R for sexual references and language
Runtime:
86 min
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Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
The college Frances and Sophie had attended is Vassar College, the liberal arts university the film's director Noah Baumbach attended as well.See more »
Quotes:
Andy:So what do you do?
Frances:Eh... It's kinda hard to explain.
Andy:Because what you do is complicated?
Frances:Eh... Because I don't really do it.
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Movie Connections:
Soundtrack:
Chrome SitarSee more »

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92 out of 121 people found the following review useful.
Frances Hmmm..., 2 June 2013
Author: Nik Neal from United States

Can't really decide how I feel about this film. It was somewhat intriguing, beautifully shot (in black and white), and the lead character was perfectly cast. I love quirky characters in independent movies, but most of the time I couldn't decide if Frances was incredibly endearing or incredibly annoying. Immature, yes. Quirky, yes. Childlike, yes.

I didn't by any means hate this movie, but I did not love it as much as others. It is a film like no other, and worth a watch, but it left me feeling ambivalent. There was really no plot, which made sense because Frances didn't really seem to have any clearcut goals or ambitions (other than being a dancer, which wasn't ever going to happen). She lived moment by moment and the film took us on her journeys even though I am not sure they served much of a purpose.

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