July 9, 2013

Frances Ha is a Simple, Gorgeous Film

P o s t . b y    l   R i t i k a
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Here at Love Jadore, we love to admire and appreciate the simple things in life. This appreciation of simplicity is exactly the feeling I got after watching the film Frances Ha, directed by Noah Baumbach. It's about the life of one stunted mid-20's woman and her best friend Sophie in NYC.

This summer, there have been so many big, anticipated movies hitting the theater--so many that I think Frances Ha, a smaller indie film has been slightly overshadowed.

The starring actress plays the role of the lost millennial flawlessly. She's relatable, but doesn't adhere to the cookie-cutter millennial stereotypes that you often hear (self-absorbed, entitled, etc.). Frances Ha is much more real and granular than that. It's about the real conversations we have with our best friend...the real challenge that comes along with our tech-driven generation...the real fear of missing out as life speeds forward. Writer Britt Julious at WBEZ.org agrees and says Frances Ha gets millennial women right.

I loved it not just for its story and dialogue but also the beautiful cinematography. Baumbach shows us riveting, romantic landscapes of Paris and New York -- all in black and white.

It's gotten rave reviews from many critics (91% on Rotten Tomato)...even though it's not exactly a blockbuster hit like Despicable Me 2 or Iron Man 3 (ugh sequels). The brief last scene sent a joyous chill down my back as Baumbach symbolically explains the significance of the film title. It sums up the sentiment beautifully, yet simply.

Here's the preview + some beautiful cinematic scenes you have to see!...

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Have you seen the film? Tell us your thoughts below! Until next week!

                     <3 Ritika  

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