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.
It's mostly a film about fading out, about how youthful passions dissolve. But it's saner than Olivier Assayas’ earlier fare.
Covering some 60-odd years, the movie leaps from one coup to the next revolution in five-minute intervals, accomplishing nothing of particular dramatic merit.
New York’s iconic mayor gets a documentary love letter from a former journalist.