22. Frances Ha
Release Year: 2012
Director Noah Baumbach and star Greta Gerwig pair up to create a wonderful look into a young woman’s life as she attempts to find her place in Frances Ha. It’s a segmented film, telling pieces of her life as she goes from one place to the next to find that meaning she needs. It’s cyclical, turning back on itself to show that it’s not about the location, but finding your spot at that moment.
But it’s so much fun watching Frances get there. It’s the journey where so much of the witty writing, hilarious performances and smart directing leaves Frances Ha as one of the best comedy films of the decade.
Greta Gerwig does a wonderful job to make each moment in Frances’ life relatable, placing the comedy through not only her reaction to the situations she finds herself in but through her spirited way of dealing with them.
Frances Ha is a fun little movie, one that is small in scale but has a lot to say about trying to find yourself and your place.