Frances Ha

Frances Ha ★★★★★

I think that every person, at some point in their lives, finds themselves at a point where direction disappears. The convergence of adolescence and adulthood is shocking, confusing, and frustrating. It's a wonder that anyone manages to make it in life, given the complex layers of life and the various social aspects that life is made up of. This film captures a lot of what it means to be a young adult in the modern world. It harnesses the social anxiety of interacting with people from different circles and backgrounds as well as the frustrations of trying to make a living in today's world. What I love most about this film is the sense of universality. Every adult has stories about the time they spent figuring out the world and all of its mysteries. Even now, as a college student, I'm blown away by the similarities of my life and Frances'. When we are young we drink too much and we make some bad decisions. We are resilient to growing old and integrating into society. If there's anything to take away from the film it's that your path in life is the only one that matters. Not only that but whatever path you make for yourself is a beautiful one with its own intimate intricacies and quirks that speak to who you are as a person, as an individual.