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Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Frances Ha

Greta Gerwig nomination modern love
“You guys are like magic.”

Frances Ha is a lighthearted black and white film that explores fractured friendships, social class, modern love and youthful confusion — all through the eyes of an adorable misfit and dancer named Frances (Greta Gerwig).

It’s an authentic story of failure and redemption that won me over mostly due to the charming performance by Gerwig. There are two scenes that I remember from the movies in 2013 so far…and both of them involve Gerwig running in the street.

Simply put: If Woody Allen did a French New Wave Bridesmaids, it would be Frances Ha.

Award potential: Charmingly awkward Greta Gerwig is a breakout new star, but not in an Oscar way. Long shot for Golden Globe in comedy.

The ten buck review: Worth ten bucks.

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