Sunday, September 1, 2013

Frances Ha

I was charmed and moved by Greta Gerwig's performance in Frances Ha, a sweet, funny movie about a struggling 27 year old woman in New York City.

Filmed in black and white, Frances Ha chronicles Frances' slight unraveling as her relationship with her best friend begins to disintegrate. She and Sophie had an amazing connection that weakens once Sophie becomes more serious about her boyfriend and starts moving in other directions. Frances is left to fend for herself in a world where others are not as endeared by her quirky insecurities as her friend was.

It's a special movie. A real character study. Not a lot happens, but things manage to move forward. Very much like life at times.

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