Frances Ha

Frances Ha ★★★★½

There is only one movie I can put in the same category as this one when it comes to explaining my feelings about this film. That movie happens to be my favorite movie, Good Will Hunting. Frances Ha brings the same rawness. The black and white footage and long, awkward shots of Frances forces the audience to focus on the emotions of the protagonist. Frances is awkward but she is also flat out human and it’s hard to walk away from each scene and not relate in some way. It’s cut perfectly and every shot adds to the depth of Greta’s character. The simplicity of the dialogue is what makes this movie so great. There aren’t long, Oscar winning speeches instead the character is put first. It’s hard to find movies today that openly choose character development over accolades. Hats off to Noah Baumbach and Greta Gerwig for seeking to depict the feelings and emotions of everyday people.