Alex Thompson / 2020, USA
106min / digital (at your home!)
Flailing thirty-four-year-old Bridget (Kelly O’Sullivan) finally catches a break when she meets a nice guy and lands a much-needed job nannying six-year-old Frances (played by a scene-stealing Ramona Edith-Williams). But an unwanted pregnancy introduces an unexpected complication. To make matters worse, she clashes with the obstinate Frances and struggles to navigate a growing tension between Frances’s moms. Amidst her tempestuous personal relationships, a reluctant friendship with Frances emerges, and Bridget contends with the inevitable joys and shit-shows of becoming a part of someone else’s family. Thanks to Oscilloscope Films for making this possible.
“O'Sullivan and her creation are riveting, and when the film comes to an emotional end that hinges on all its early strengths, the result is satisfying and hard-won, a coming-of-age story told on just a slight delay.” Kate Erbland, IndieWire
“Turns out there are a lot of things that have gone unsaid in movies until now, and "Saint Frances" goes there in a way that's not only enlightening, but entertaining as well.” Peter Debruge, Variety