It’s a silly picture, yet wonderfully enjoyable. And the gang’s all here—even those “killed” in prior films.
This sounds a lot like "Girls" even before Adam Driver shows up. But "Frances Ha" has a much sunnier disposition than Lena Dunham’s HBO show.
The directorial debut of screenwriter Tina Gordon Chism, who previously penned "Drumline" and "ATL," is brisk, affectionate mainstream entertainment.
It's mostly a film about fading out, about how youthful passions dissolve. But it's saner than Olivier Assayas’ earlier fare.