Frances Ha Thursday, 20 June 2019

Frances Ha

Additional Info

  • Rating:

    MA15+: Strong coarse language.

  • The pitch:

    Frances who?

  • Starring:

    Greta Gerwig, Mickey Sumner, Michael Esper, Adam Driver, Michael Zegen, Charlotte d'Amboise, Grace Gummer, Patrick Heusinger

  • Directed by:

    Noah Baumbach

  • Running time:

    86 minutes

  • Rated:

    MA15+ (Australia), 15 (UK), R (USA)

  • VIOLENCE/GORE:

    Playfighting (kicking, punching, hair-pulling, pretend choking). Arguing, squealing. Nazis mentioned. Blood/gore: Bloody elbow.

  • SEX/NUDITY:

    Sex acts discussed. Sexual banter and innuendo. Porn, ejaculation, infidelity mentioned. Kissing. Shirtless man, man in underwear. Skimpy clothing/dancewear. Cleavage.

  • VICES/DRUG USE:

    Alcohol (beer, wine, spirits, aperitifs). Alcoholism mentioned, inebriation. Smoking. A woman consumes unknown pills (possibly sleeping pills). Sounding stoned mentioned.

  • LANGUAGE:

    C-word, f-words, s-words, b*tch, b*stard. Name-calling. Slang for genitalia. Religious references and exclamations. Jokes about sex, height, weight.

  • THEMES:

    Friendship, relationships, dancing, choreography, success, failure, ambition, spontaneity, living away from home, living abroad, blogging, travel, girlfriends, best friends, misfits, NYC-living, flatmates, mess, homesickness, jetlag, maturity.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS:

    Deceased grandfather, ill grandfather, pregnancy, miscarriage, funeral mentioned. Relationship break-up, engagement, estranged friends. Dogs, planes. Dental procedure (cleaning, numbing teeth). Urination, zit-squeezing, vomiting. Cat allergy mentioned, bacon eaten.

  • CRITICS LIKE:

    Moody, playful, carefree, exhilarating, low budget, black-and-white, offbeat, smart, rich, humorous, quirky, engaging, glorious, deadpan. Stellar performances, amusing dialogue, catchy soundtrack, downtown vibe, breathtaking cinematography, swiftly paced, a masterpiece.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE:

    Falters in parts. Mildly funny, precious, unoriginal, uninventive.

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