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Frances Ha (2012)

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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 the possibility of realizing them dwindles.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Frances
... Sophie
... Dan
... Lev
... Benji
Charlotte d'Amboise ... Colleen
... Rachel
Daiva Deupree ... Waitress
... Random Girl #1
... Random Girl #2
... Nessa
... Dark Haired Girl
... Patch
... 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)  »

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Милая Фрэнсис  »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$137,398, 19 May 2013, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$4,063,238, 6 September 2013
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1.85 : 1
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The bathroom scene with Frances and Sophie last 28 seconds, yet it required 42 takes to get it right. Greta Gerwig detailed the experience in a NY Times Magazine article in May 2013 titled "I Know I'm Doing the Scene Badly, But I Can't Figure Out How to Do It Well." See more »

Quotes

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 »

Soundtracks

Divertimento de la Sonate a Due
Written and Performed by Maurice Jaubert
Courtesy of Sidonie/EMI Music Publishing
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A fun examination of the human condition via a slice of Frances' life.
5 September 2012 | by See all my reviews

Noah Baumbach and Greta Gerwig lead us on an expansive journey that takes place in the confines of several years in the life of a single character - Frances. They co-wrote the film and Gerwig is sublimely engaging as Frances, a woman who prefers to focus on the moments along life's path rather than any sort of destination to the path itself.

Baumbach takes those incredibly realistic and often uncomfortable moments, shapes them into black-and-white vignettes that are both immediate and personal, and then precisely combines those vignettes into this delicate and funny film. It's rounded off by an unbelievably talented supporting cast who make "Frances Ha" an all-around joy to watch.


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