Frances Ha

Synopsis: Frances 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.
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Director(s): Noah Baumbach
Production: IFC Films
  Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 1 win & 47 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
86 min


The F's not running.

- [Sophie] I want a sip.

- Do you want your own?

I want a sip.

The coffee people are right.

We are like a lesbian couple

that doesn't have sex anymore.

- Wait. Come back.

- Don't pick at your face.

I don't like smoking alone.

Me and Dan

don't have sex anymore.

Didn't have sex anymore.

Yeah, that's why you broke up.

And if it happened,

he would just -

He only had one way

he could finish.

Oh, I hate that.

It was always with me facing flat

on the bed from behind...

which just -

everything that matters

is covered up.

- It's like with me and Patch.

- Yo, Patchy!

'Sup, brah?


The way he always likes

to come in my face.

Yeah. Classy.

He's the kind of guy who says,

"I've gotta take a leak. "

And wears predistressed

baseball hats.

He's a nice guy -

you know, for today.

I should feel bad

I went to that party.

You deserved it.

You just got out of relationship jail.

- I think Dan was an alcoholic.

- He was.

He wasn't a real alcoholic...

but sometimes he would have,

like, 12 beers.

- Hey.

- What?

Lev is asking

for your number.

Give it to him.

You did just break up

with Dan. Today.

Just do it.

I love you, Sophie,

even if you love...

your phone that has e-mail

more than you love me.

My phone that has e-mail

doesn't leave a casserole dish...

in the sink for three days.

What about that time

you made a cake?

I love you too.

[Tone Sounds On Phone]

"Ahoy, sexy.

Are you around this week?"

"Ahoy, sexy"?

That is actually very gay.

Am I nautically sensual?

You're funny.

Lev didn't laugh

at any of my jokes.

You are so funny.

Should I text him back...

"Starboard anal sex"?


Tell me the story of us.


All right, Frances.

We are gonna

take over the world.

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Noah Baumbach

Noah Baumbach is an American independent filmmaker. He was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay for The Squid and the Whale and is known for making dramatic comedies. more…

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Submitted on August 05, 2018

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