An endearing new film about figuring out life
Debate of the year: Do you or don’t you like Girls? (Here at PureWow HQ, we’re a house divided.) But regardless of your opinions on that show’s approach, we’ve all been a bumbling, lost twentysomething at some point.
Enter Frances Ha.
She’s a 27-year-old aspiring (er, delusional) modern dancer ambling her way through career, friendships and life in NYC. She’s disheveled, peculiar, impulsive and the focus of the new indie film from Greta Gerwig and Noah Baumbach (who previously teamed up for Greenberg).
Sure, on the surface it’s easy to think, Been there, seen that. But while Lena Dunham, Woody Allen and countless others may have broached the subject first, Baumbach and Gerwig (co-writers and director and star respectively) dive in with a surprisingly fresh, charming and honest-to-god hilarious spin.
You’ll get all the anxiety-tinged quips that come with disillusioned, artist characters but with a heart-swelling romanticism that, spoiler alert, does not turn out to involve a boy. Take that, Girls.
Opens today; IFC Center, 323 Sixth Ave. (at W. Third St.); 212-924-7771 or franceshamovie.com