At the start of the summer, Bridget has an abortion just as she lands a much-needed job in the affluent American town of Evanston, Illinois - nannying a six-year old. With no time to recover, she takes on the obstinate Frances. As her personal relationships suffer, a reluctant friendship with Frances emerges, and Bridget contends with the inevitable joys (or not, on occasion) of becoming a part of someone else’s family. Saint Frances is hilarious, surprising and moving.
What the critics say….
“Funny, light and perforated with wicked one-liners, it takes the initial premise from Judd Apatow’s Knocked Up and drives it into an entirely different and eminently more satisfying territory”. Joe Clay, Times (UK)
“Saint Frances is smart and original and anti-sensationalist. It is also a very good film, which speaks to you but never shouts”. Will Gompertz, BBC
“Taboo-busting comedy with a generous spirit and a concealed polemic edge”. Donald Clarke, Irish Times
“Fresh, funny and frank, Saint Frances is a welcome shake-up of tired genre clichés; a messy, uplifting story about a woman who may not have everything figured out, but is fully in charge of her own fate”. Nikki Baughan, Empire Magazine