Director: Graeme Clifford Cast: Jessica Lange, Kim Stanley, Sam Shepard
5.0 2

DVD (Wide Screen)

View All Available Formats & Editions

Item is available through our marketplace sellers.

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See All Customer Reviews

Frances 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Jessica Lange is without a doubt one of the most powerful female influences in American cinema. Alongside an ever increasing array of political public figures, she and countless others continue to egnite public awareness and encourage political activism. Lange sets the screen on fire as the equally headstrong Frances Farmer, a woman of considerable talent who was sadly ahead her time on multiple political and social platforms. In addition to the errie similarity in their appearance, Lange as Farmer gives a powerhouse performance which will leave you speechless. I was seventeen when I first saw this film and will never forget the way it left me feeling, uttely speech in my beanbag chair for nearly and hour. Her character's blistering attack on the early Hollywood cookie-cutter establishment leaves little doubt that Lange was made for this role. Luckily, the fates have been kinder to Lange than they were to Farmer. For this, we thank the powers that be.
Reviewmaster More than 1 year ago
Insightful and sad look at the life of one of our country's vastly underrated and most misunderstood actresses, who, unfortunately, was way ahead of her repressive time. From the opening scenes' "God Dies" essay as a high schooler to the fade-out slowness of her post-asylum life and her departure from the bright lights and glitz (not to mention milder weather, both summers and winters) of Hollywood to the drabbier dullness of Indianapolis and its local "Frances Farmer Presents" hostess position, Jessica Lange IS "Frances" through and through. The moving and soothing soundtrack by John Barry excels in itself, adding a great asset to a excellently acted period piece.