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Gerwig superbly travels dead-end path in 'Frances Ha'

Greta Gerwig stars as the title character and Adam Driver portrays Lev in “Frances Ha.”
Greta Gerwig stars as the title character and Adam Driver portrays Lev in “Frances Ha.”
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Greta Gerwig makes “hapless” a happening thing in “Frances Ha.” Which is no surprise, because she’s spent her brief career mastering variations on a hapless theme. Gerwig (“Lola Versus,” “Greenberg”) and director Noah Baumbach (“Greenberg,” “The Squid and the Whale”) team up to give us the quintessential Greta time-capsule picture, a movie that sums up the navel gazing of Generation Y and summons up every Gerwig character from the era in one giddy yet wistful ...


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