Saint Frances

106 mins.
Directed by Alex Thompson
NR
2020

 

Available through Thursday, April 23.
 

  • Ticket price: $12 for unlimited viewing within a 3-day rental period.
     
  • How to watch: Available to watch through the internet browser on your computer, phone, or tablet.
     

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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.


"With a warm heart and a nonjudgmental mind, SAINT FRANCES weaves abortion, same-sex parenting and postpartum depression into a narrative bursting with positivity and acceptance." Jeannette Catsoulis, The New York Times.