Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Frances Ha - DVD Review

Starring Greta Gerwig, Mickey Sumner, Adam Driver and Grace Gummer.
Directed by Noah Baumbach.


This precious little study of a young woman's arrested development is another example of 20-something girls who can be just as flighty and irresponsible as all those guy movies about the same thing. Hollywood is trying to tell us that the Gen-Y/Millenial crowd just doesn't know how to be adults.

She's 27, a dancing intern who's not a great dancer, bouncing from apartment to apartment, trying to "find herself," an Annie Hall-in-training, or someone who could wander in for a guest spot on HBO's Girls.  It's quirky, cute and tiresome, and I'm amazed so many critics liked it.  I think Baumbach's on his way to be the next Woody Allen, when critics seem to like all his movies, even the ones that aren't good.

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