Frances Ha entertaining comedy but not many ha-has

Gary Wolcott, atomictown.comMay 8, 2014 

Noah Baumbach (The Squid and the Whale) and Greta Gerwig co-wrote this Baumbach-directed flick about a ditzy 20-something dreamer searching for her place in the world. The movie explores her limited options and talent in a world filled with limitations in glorious black and white. It's a nice touch. While the pathetic Frances Ha won't grow on you, her movie eventually does.

Gerwig -- by the way -- is really terrific in title role.

Director: Noah Baumbach

Stars: Greta Gerwig

Mr. Movie rating: 4 stars

Rated R for mature themes, language. It's playing Friday, May 9 only at the Battelle Auditorium at 8:00 p.m.

5 stars to 4 1/2 stars: Must see on the big screen

4 stars to 3 1/2 stars: Good film, see it if it's your type of movie.

3 stars to 2 1/2 stars: Wait until it comes out on DVD.

2 stars to 1 star: Don't bother.

0 stars: Speaks for itself.

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