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Rated R · 86 min. · 2015

Comedy



The latest collaboration between director Noah Baumbach and actress Greta Gerwig is a fast and funny indie comedy with a heart of looming darkness. Gerwig plays Brooke, a manic 30-something New Yorker with dreams of opening a Brooklyn restaurant. NYU freshman Tracy (Lola Kirke) adopts Brooke as a mentor. Tracy adores Brooke, and Brooke is happy to be adored. Their delirious dialogue pings from atomic zingers to unexpected insights as we meet a procession of sharply drawn supporting characters. Throughout the film, the comedy skitters giddily over the darkness churning just underneath. To achieve, the characters feel obliged to be creatively awesome, physically fit, spiritually aligned and business savvy; they must raise goats, redefine feminism, develop apps and eat properly. They’re terrified. But it’s a lot of fun to watch.

Official Site: www.mistressamericathemovie.com
Director: Noah Baumbach
Writer: Noah Baumbach and Greta Gerwig
Producer: Noah Baumbach, Scott Rudin, Lila Yacoub, Rodrigo Teixeira and Greta Gerwig
Cast: Lola Kirke, Greta Gerwig, Heather Lind, Michael Chernus, Joel Marsh Garland and Rebecca Henderson

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