Seeing as how Greta Gerwig pretty much claimed the title of reigning indie queen with her work in Noah Baumbach’s Greenberg
-- and since the two began a personal relationship after that movie was filmed -- it’s logical that for his follow-up they would collaborate again. What’s surprising about Frances Ha
, which the pair co-wrote, is that for the first time Baumbach’s seemingly inherent cynicism has, at least for the time being, dissipated.
Gerwig stars as Frances, a twentysomething New Yorker whose life goes into a tailspin after her best friend Sophie (Mickey Sumner) moves out of the apartment they share. Frances keeps getting kicked out of var...