Frances Ha

Frances Ha ★★★★★

Frances Ha has so much heart. It's a fun film but it's interspersed with moments that tap into the reality of (my) life and I couldn't help but get a little emotional in parts, but what's special about this movie is that it never really goes for that. It doesn't intend to make you emotional, nor does it ever feel like it's pushing for a laugh. Frances Ha just is what it is, and you can think what you want about it, just like its title character (but you should love her).

I may say this when talking about any movie with Greta Gerwig, but she's really great!

"It's that thing when you're with someone, and you love them and they know it, and they love you and you know it, but it's a party... and you're both talking to other people, and you're laughing and shining... and you look across the room and catch each other's eyes... but - but not because you're possessive, or it's precisely sexual... but because... that is your person in this life. And it's funny and sad, but only because this life will end, and it's this secret world that exists right there in public, unnoticed, that no one else knows about. It's sort of like how they say that other dimensions exist all around us, but we don't have the ability to perceive them. That's - That's what I want out of a relationship. Or just life, I guess."

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