Film Review: Frances Ha

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Every now and then comes a movie that really speaks to you. For some, it’s usually those Academy Award winning films ( you know, the ones where something tragic happens at the end). But for others, there are films like Frances Ha, which I absolutely loved.

From the very first scene, I felt like I was transported to a life that was my own. As a single, twenty something year old living in a metropolitan city, I too understood her fears and worries. Sometimes, we are so caught up having fun, that time literally flies by and we are left to think, “where has my life gone?” I know there have been plenty of times, where I’ve thought, “what am I doing with my life?” or “I’m nowhere near my goals.”  It’s ridiculously scary how much I was able to identify not only with Frances but those around her, like her best friend, Sophie, or “the artist” Benji.

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Last year, my favorite film was The Perks of Being a Wallflower, because of all the nostalgia it brought me. Not only was it one of my favorite books as a teen but it spoke to the former, 17 year old me. Now, as an adult, if there was a film to relate to, I would have to go with Frances Ha. So far, it has been the best movie I have seen this year.

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I’m also a fan of  director,Noah Baumbach’s  (Greenberg, Kicking and Screaming) work. In a way, it reminded me of an early Woody Allen film, with lots of interesting dialogue and intricate characters. I believe that in ten or fifteen years,  this will become a classic of our generation.

So, whether you’re lost in yours 20s or still finding yourself at 50, this is a film for you. 12/10

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