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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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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 1 win & 47 nominations. See more awards »

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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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Opening Weekend USA:

$137,398, 19 May 2013, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$4,063,238, 6 September 2013
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Frances' parents are played by Greta Gerwig's real-life parents, Gordon Gerwig & Christine Gerwig. See more »

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Lev Shapiro: Don't mind me, I'm just trying to get your attention.
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The final end credit is: "For Harris". See more »

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Featured in At the Movies: Episode #10.23 (2013) See more »

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Written and Performed by Joan Jeanrenaud
Courtesy of Deconet Records & Music
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Disappointing
1 June 2013 | by See all my reviews

I really really wanted to like Frances Ha. . . indie film, good critical reviews, black-and-white homage to Manhattan/Woody Allen, something different from the usual summer blockbuster movie fare. . .my wife and I left the theater feeling flat, however. Greta Gerwig does a fine job acting as Frances and portrays the malaise of young adults trying to find their way in life quite accurately, but. . .it's just not that funny, people. A comedy needs to have more laughs, and a drama needs to have more compelling characters and more action. I've not seen the TV series "Girls" which this is being compared to, but it does have the flat failed sitcom gestalt, the one that lasts half a season before cancellation. Caveat emptor, folks.


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