Greta Gerwig takes the eponymous leading role as the young Frances, giving a remarkable performance. From memory, I think she is in either every single scene, or very nearly every single scene, and she is brilliant in each and every frame.
Frances (Greta Gerwig) lives in New York, but she doesn’t really have an apartment. Frances is an apprentice for a dance company, but she’s not really a dancer. Frances has a best friend named Sophie, but they aren’t really speaking anymore. Frances throws herself headlong into her dreams, even as their possible reality dwindles. Frances wants so much more than she has but lives her life with unaccountable joy and lightness.
FRANCES HA is a modern comic fable that explores New York, friendship, class, ambition, failure, and redemption.
Mickey Sumner stars alongside Gerwig as her on-screen best friend, Sophie. And the two are joined by Adam Driver, Michael Zegen, and Patrick Heusinger.
Baumbach is directing from a script he and Gerwig co-wrote, and that alone should be more than enough to entice you to want to see it.
Frances Ha will be released in the US on 17th May. Still no word yet on a UK release date, but I’m keeping my fingers crossed that we’ll be seeing it arrive in the summer, too. For now, here’s the first trailer. Enjoy.