mari 💫’s review published on Letterboxd:
I'm so embarrassed. I'm not a real person yet.
I always try to revist films that I watched when I was too young. I remember watching so many shitty films and thinking they were *deep*, and for a 14 year old me those films probably were deep. But revistiting Frances Ha was a delight because there *is* something magnificent about it.
I love stories that talk about people being messy with their lives, being inadequate at parties, having trouble keeping friendships and not knowing what to do with themselves. Greta Gerwig is so good in delivering those realistic yet delicate performances, it always feels like she's someone you know. And you're rooting for her, because life has been kinda shitty and painful and her misfortunes hit too close to home sometimes.
If I was a eloquent person or an actual writer I could easily put into words something beautiful about how life is tricky and how it keeps going without you, even when you want it to stop for a second to take a breath. But suddenly your best friend will move out of the country, and your "undateable" friend has a nice girlfriend now, and all your expectations in life are letting you down and you hate being alone through it all.
Rewatching Frances stumble trough life for the first time four years later was an *experience* if I'm being honest. Being older and knowing how life and relationships can fuck you up brought a much more bittersweet understanding of the story, and like I said in my review of Sofia Coppola's Lost In Translation, this will be a film I'll keep revisting as the years go by and I can't wait to get older with it.