Frances Ha Wednesday, 08 April 2020

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)


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


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


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


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


    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.


    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.


    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.


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

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