This new film from Noah Baumbach (The Squid and the Whale; Margot at the Wedding) takes a seriocomic look at the life of an adorable misfit in 2012 NYC with the verve of a French New Wave film from 1962. Co-written by Greta Gerwig, who plays the title role with entirely disarming self-deprecating humor, the low-budget production was shot in black and white on location and scored by the music of Georges Delerue. Its story follows the title character, who lives in New York, but doesn't really have an apartment; who is an apprentice for a dance company, but not really a dancer; who has a best friend named Sophie, but they aren't really speaking anymore; a young woman who wants so much more than she has but lives her life with unaccountable joy and lightness. (R, 86 mins.)
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