There are not many films that explore the rocky, lovely terrain of female best-friendships. (Heavenly Creatures and Ghost World are a couple more favorites, although the comic book does it better in the case of Ghost World.) Frances Ha does it so well and so honestly. I want to wrap up a copy of this movie and give it as a gift to every creatively-minded girl graduating from college with a note that says, "Open when you turn 27 and are wondering what happened to your life." At least she'll know she's not alone. And there is hope for her yet.