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

You'll be this awesomely

bitchy publishing mogul.

And you'll be this famous

modern dancer...

and I'll publish

a really expensive book about you.

That d-bags we make fun of

will put on their coffee tables.

- And we'll co-own a vacation apartment

in Paris. - And we'll have lovers.

- [Sophie] And no children.

- And we'll speak at college graduations.

- And honorary degrees.

- So many honorary degrees.

- [Woman] Colleen?

- Yeah.

What time's rehearsal?

It's 4:
00. Don't forget

to bring your shoes.

- Hey.

- Jesus!

Sorry. I'm here.

I don't have time to talk.

I'm doing the job of three people.

But I can see you

after rehearsal.

I read that article in the Times.

You must be so happy.

Yeah, thanks. I forget

I make my own work sometimes.

Bu! thanks.

- I usually hate that woman's writing.

- Right. Thank you, Frances.

Actually, I had a couple of questions.

I'm trying to be proactive about my life.

Ah. Well, I might have some

studio space available...

if you want to play

with some choreography.

Uh, no, I was wondering

if there were...

any more classes

at the school I could teach.

I'm a little -

I'm kind of broke.

I'll check,

but I'm all full up, I think.

I thought so. I'm just proud

of myself for asking.

I'll probably be able

to use you and some of...

...the other apprentices

for the Christmas show.

- I mean, that's something.

- That's great.

I just wanted to say

I really look up to you...

and I just -

I think you're great.


A beat-up old dancer doing paperwork?


I really need to do

all this paperwork now.

I'm running rehearsal today,

so I'll see you there.

- Bye.

- Bye.

And then he was like,

"Rachel, you are cold and mean. "

And I was like, "F*ck...

that really hurt my feelings. "

[Chattering, indistinct]

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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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