Frances Ha

Frances Ha ★★★★

The opening sequence of Frances Ha is more fun than anything Baumbach has ever put on screen. Through lush, digital black and white photography, rapid Godard-style editing, and playful acting, we learn everything we need to know about Frances (Greta Gerwig) and her best friend/roommate Sophie (Mickey Sumner). They go to parties, sleep in the same bed, eat the same food, wrestle in the park, share cigarettes on their fire escape, sip from the same bottles of beers – as Frances mentions several times, her and Sophie are the same person, just with different color hair. So, essentially, Frances Ha begins when Sophie leaves.

Click here to read my full review: