At 34, Bridget (Kelly O’Sullivan) was not expecting to be working minimum wage and sleeping with a man nearly ten years her junior. But sometimes life doesn’t work out like you imagined it. After landing a much more lucrative job as a nanny to six-year-old Frances (Ramona Edith-Williams), she might finally be on the upswing that gets her life back on track—that is, until an unwanted pregnancy gets in the mix. Bridget carries the weight of her choices while getting closer with Frances—imparting wisdom onto her about the patriarchy and how to rock like Joan Jett—and attempting to impress Frances’s moms when her life feels like a trainwreck. Alex Thompson and O’Sullivan’s Chicago-shot feature Saint Frances examines the intricate, annoying, and less-than-glamorous parts of life with tenderness but never with shame. It champions hard conversations about abortion, postpartum depression, and the all-consuming fear that you messed your life up, and it’s too late to fix it. It asks its characters and its audience to redefine not just what family means, but what it means to have a life worth living, even if you’re not quite there yet.