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Frances Ha

Published in F
Thursday, 01 August 2013 00:23
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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.