Mumblecore queen Greta Gerwig (Damsels in Distress) stars as the hapless Frances, an aspiring dancer without love and without a job, in this Brooklyn-set comedy from writer-director Noah Baumbach (The Squid and the Whale). Searching for bliss, Frances fumbles for her dreams despite their rapidly fading possibility.
"Like many in her tribe of almost-adults, Frances aims to do many things but succeeds at very little. Her greatest triumph to date is her friendship with Sophie (Mickey Sumner), a dour-looking, tart-tongued girl who matches Frances' sense of humour quip for quip... These semi-hipsters mostly spend their days commenting on their lives like a pair of Dorothy Parkers. They also have to admit they're "like a lesbian couple that doesn’t have sex anymore"... Co-written by Baumbach and Gerwig, Frances Ha captures the rhythms of an over-educated, underemployed generation more intimate with their friends than their lovers." (Toronto International Film Festival)