Deckard🥃’s review published on Letterboxd:
Greta Gerwig is Frances Halladay, she's quirky, funny, pretty, and she's got to find herself. She's got the general gist of what she wants to do for a living, but she doesn't really know her place in life. Until her best friend/roommate, Sophie moves out, she then gradually begins to struggle even more with where her place is. In a way, Frances is like a big kid, or and Adult Child, and that a change of scenery and pace can refresh your mind.
Frances Ha is the first film I've seen from Noah Baumbach (and first Mumblecore genre film) and I have to say that I really loved this film, definitely a favorite of mine from 2013. Gerwig delivers a sensational performance as the title character, but what I liked most was that every character in the film can represent a person that we all know in our own lives. Real people with real situations.
Frances Ha never gets boring or dull, and if it does, it's for a fraction of time, and then it goes back to full speed. It moves at a steady pace quite well and doesn't rush into things unknowingly. Also worth mentioning that this was shot in black & white and happens to look quite well, and like Nebraska, I can't see this being in color at all. It's funny because if you think about it, New York is one of, if not the busiest state in the U.S. and I thought it was quite funny and intriguing shooting in black & white. Two plain, but powerful colors for a loud, multicolored state. Just a thought.
It's hard for me to say more about Frances Ha because I absolutely loved it and enjoyed it much more than I probably thought I would have. Greta Gerwig kept me along her side for 86 minutes and it was a blast!