Thanks to a sharp sense of humor (Frances’s awkwardness in social situations is priceless), a killer soundtrack and Gerwig’s enchanting performance, there’s plenty of entertainment tucked among the social commentary. A delightful ode to late bloomers, Frances Ha is a true original like Frances herself.


  • Drugs/Alcohol: Social drinking, sometimes to excess. Cigarette smoking throughout.
  • Language/Profanity: A handful of f-words, plus a smattering of other milder profanity.
  • Sex/Nudity: No sex or nudity, but there is plenty of discussion about sex. Frances says she and her best friend Sophie are basically like an old lesbian couple who doesn’t have sex anymore.
  • Violence: None

Christa Banister is an author and full-time freelancer writer, specializing in music, movies and books-related reviews and interviews and is the author of two novels, Around the World in 80 Dates and Blessed Are the MeddlersBased in Dallas, Texas, she also weighs in on various aspects of pop culture on her personal blog.

Publication date: June 6, 2013