Mistress America

Mistress America

Mistress America

Greta Gerwig and director Noah Baumbach reunite after 2012's fantastic Frances Ha for this comedy about Tracy (Gerwig), a lonely college freshman in New York. She's rescued from solitude by her soon-to-be stepsister Brooke, an adventurous type who entangles Tracy in alluringly mad schemes. Says Sundance Film Festival: "Mistress America is a comedy about dream-chasing, score-settling, makeshift families, and cat-stealing."

2015Rating: MA15+, Strong coarse language84 minsUSA
ComedyFestival & Independent
Director:
Noah Baumbach ('Frances Ha', 'Squid and the Whale', 'Margot at the Wedding', 'Greenberg')
Writer:
Noah BaumbachGreta Gerwig
Cast:
Greta GerwigJuliet BrettMichael ChernusCindy CheungShana DowdeswellRebecca HendersonLola Kirke

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Mistress America / Reviews

Flicks, Tony Stamp

Flicks, Tony Stamp

Noah Baumbach’s latest pairing with Greta Gerwig is a distinctly modern film imbued with the spirit of a screwball comedy. It’s the director’s funniest since his debut Kicking And Screaming, and his most optimistic. There’s still a rich vein of cynicism running through every line of dialogue, but Baumbach’s been stripping away some of his more caustic impulses in recent years, and just as Frances Ha and While We’re Young had a lighter touch than the films that preceded them, this one is practically fizzing.

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Variety

Variety

Confirms Gerwig as one of the great, fearless screen comediennes of her generation...

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Time Out

Time Out

Steamrolls through its mesmerizingly dense running time with such joyous violence that its themes only bubble up to the surface in retrospect...

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The Washington Post

The Washington Post

A sharp, aware and surpassingly kind portrait of the agony and ecstasy of becoming yourself.

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The Guardian

The Guardian

Eventually travels down roads of broken trust and acceptance of reality, but please don't let those heavy themes suggest this movie is anything other than pure delight.

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Stuff

Stuff

An hilarious, rather theatrical show-down at the fancy house of an ex-best friend provides the story's raison d'être and, for many, this will be reason enough to see it.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

The film has nothing if not great vitality and an active creative spirit...

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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

Sharp, fast and witty, it’s old school screwball comedy with a cool modern twist. And Greta Gerwig is a bona fide genius.

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