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Saint Frances (2019)Saint Frances (2019)

Saint Frances (2019)

Comedy, Drama

7.6

movie

United States of America

English, Spanish

Feel-Good, Funny, Grown-up Comedy

2020

Alex Thompson

Bradley Grant Smith, Charin Alvarez, Danny Catlow

106 min

Synopsis

At the start of the summer, Bridget has an abortion just as she lands a much-needed job in affluent Evanston, Illinois — nannying a six-year old.

Our Take

7.6
Sonia Botsarova

This fun comedy-drama is about Bridget, a 34-year-old who hasn’t quite got it all figured out, but at least she’s trying: after terminating an accidental pregnancy, she gets herself a summer gig as a nanny for a fearless six-year-old by the name of Frances. 

Tackling a myriad of “taboo” topics including abortion, menstruation, and depression, the movie visually normalizes human experiences that remain underrepresented in mainstream cinema. And writer Kelly O’Sullivan, who also plays Bridget, has a screenplay that manages to do it all without feeling didactic.

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