Frances Ha ★★★½

Honestly, I thought this was hilarious. The script is incredibly clever; it’s the performances that fall short. The pacing of this is all off. Almost to the point where it’s unrealistic. Perhaps it’s the over-romanticizing of being young in New York City compared to what it’s actually like. However, it finds a fresh take on the idea of “show, don’t tell.” A breadth of themes and character arcs implied and witnessed, without being explicitly stated. Maybe that’s more realistic than having an epiphany or life-changing revelation. Either way, I liked that. Overall, though, I wasn’t as connected as I could’ve been.