Frances Ha

2012 R 1h 26m Blu-ray / DVD

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Frances Ha

2012 R 1h 26m Blu-ray / DVD
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Determined to make it as a modern dancer in New York, Frances pursues her unlikely goal with more enthusiasm than natural talent. The rest of the time, she and her sardonic best friend, Sophie, put off growing up for as long as they can.
Blu-ray DVD Streaming
Widescreen 1.85:1
English SDH
English: DTS-HD Master Audio
Widescreen 1.85:1
English SDH
English: DTS-HD Master Audio
R - Under 17 requires accompanying parent or adult guardian. Contains some adult material. Parents are urged to learn more about the film before taking their young children with them.
age 16+
Common Sense rating OK for kids 16+
  • Greta Gerwig
  • Mickey Sumner
  • Adam Driver
  • Michael Esper
  • Patrick Heusinger
  • Charlotte d'Amboise
  • Hannah Dunne
  • Grace Gummer
  • Josh Hamilton
  • Cindy Katz
  • Maya Kazan
  • Justine Lupe
  • Britta Phillips
  • Juliet Rylance
  • Dean Wareham
  • Michael Zegen
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age 16+

Common Sense Note

Parents need to know that Frances Ha is a sophisticated, black-and-white comedy with some romantic subplots. It's very dialogue and character-based, with a wonderfully cheerful attitude; good things happen to good people, but only after they fail a few times. The biggest issue is language, which is strong and includes "f--k" and "s--t." Sex is also a frequent (and sometimes graphic) topic of discussion, though no nudity or sex acts are actually shown. Characters drink and smoke in a social, background way. There's occasional overindulgence, with effects that are played for laughs. Since the story is about twentysomethings, only older teens may actually be interested.

Sexual Content

No nudity or sex is shown, but sex is a regular topic of discussion; the characters think about it often. Sometimes the talk is fairly graphic.


Minor arguing between friends from time to time.


Language isn't constant but is fairly strong. "F--k" is used more than a dozen times, and "s--t" is used several times. "C--t," "t-ts," "anal sex," "bitch," "damn," "douche," "Jesus," and "slut" are also used.

Social Behavior

Frances eventually gets herself together and follows her dream, but her moment of change isn't really the focus. Mostly viewers see her misadventures -- i.e. learning what not to do. But she never makes any serious mistakes, other than spending too much money, making social faux pas, and missing good opportunities.


Various logos/brand names are glimpsed in the background, such as Bank of America, Belvedere vodka, etc.

Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol

Characters drink beer, whiskey, vodka, and other alcoholic beverages and smoke cigarettes in a background way, at home, at clubs, and at dinner parties. Occasionally a character overindulges in alcohol, with results played for humor. There's a running gag about keeping one foot on the floor to prevent "the spins."

  • Age appropriate
  • Not an issue
  • Depends on your child and your family
  • Parents strongly cautioned
  • Not appropriate for kids of the age

This information for parents is provided by Common Sense Media, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving kids' media lives.

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