As in Cleo 5-7 no love story, no sex. Just youth, irresolution, absolute love, lightness of being. She could be your ideal sister, daughter or girlfriend, she's just Frances Ha, 27. 100% lovable === Comme dans Cleo 5-7, ni sexe, ni amourette. Que la jeunesse, l'irrésolution, l'amour absolu, la légèreté d'être. Elle pourrait être votre sœur, fille ou petite amie idéale, mais c'est Frances Ha, 27ans. Vous allez l'aimer
3.7 Frances Ha captures very well the struggles of quarter-life crisis: that time in your mid to late 20s where a lot of things- friendships,structures,your identity- seem to fall apart a bit and mere potential is no longer enough.I loved the the blend of slice-of-life & vignettes with a tradicional narrative structure depicting Frances' evolution.The B&W is beautiful & brings all the iconic images of NYC to mind.
I can find myself wondering why I didn't like this one. It is true that stories about characters who appear not to have creative talents even as they so desperately want to create art make me cringe a bit, since these stories are written/directed by successful artists. It's easy to say "give it up and go home" to someone when you're living your dream. Maybe that is the whole problem for me here.
Watching FRANCES HA is like watching Fellini's LA DOLCE VITA. It's a kind of movie that you just can't merely watch. You must feel it, getting inside of it, and experience it. Like Marcello, we will see Frances' life through many circumstances. Basically, it's a rise and fall story. FRANCES HA has an uncertain storytelling like Frances herself. Her career as a dancer has an uncertain prospect in the future. Amazing!