Frances Ha

Frances Ha

Ugh, this is so Indie, it hurts.

I think I get what the director was trying to do with this film. At least when it comes to portraying Frances as more of a "character" compared to the actual people around her. As she says a few times in the film "I'm not a real person yet" so on top of lacking any real responsibility and clinging to an unhealthy obsession with her best friend, she can't be a real person until she learns how to grow up. Even if it makes Frances even more annoying than the already obnoxious characters around her, for what the director seems to be trying to do, I suppose it works and I understand why so many audiences like this film. It's just not my kind of flavor, you know? On top of it being unbearable in so many aspects and too on the nose in others. I did like that one monologue though. Might be the only thing I liked in this movie. As for everything I disliked? Read Adam Cook's review. That pretty much sums up all my thoughts.

Side note: Apparently, this is only my 2nd Greta Gerwig movie. Weird. I've seen so much of her these last few years that I could've sworn I've seen more of her work.

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