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Mistress America (2015)

R | | Comedy | 14 August 2015 (USA)
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A lonely college freshman's life is turned upside-down by her impetuous, adventurous stepsister-to-be.

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Credited cast:
Nat Baldwin ...
Band Member (as Nathaniel Baldwin)
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Tiny Girl
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Dylan
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Karen
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Ruth
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Tracy's mom
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Peggy
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Carey
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Mrs. Claus in Macy's Parade
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Anna Wheeler
Michael Johnson ...
Band Member (as Michael Daniel Johnson)
Jasmine Cephas Jones ...
Nicolette
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Tracy, a lonely college freshman in New York, is rescued from her solitude by her soon-to-be stepsister Brooke, an adventurous gal about town who entangles her in alluringly mad schemes. Mistress America is a comedy about dream-chasing, score-settling, makeshift families, and cat-stealing.

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from strangers to sisters.

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Rated R for language including some sexual references | See all certifications »

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Untitled Public School Project  »

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$234,275 (USA) (21 August 2015)

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$2,461,121 (USA) (2 October 2015)
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Trivia

Noah Baumbach said that While We're Young and Mistress America are 'sort of siblings'. See more »

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When Brooke's former high school classmate Anna Wheeler approaches Brooke and Tracy in the bar, Anna mentions that she and her husband have recently seen the play Other Desert Cities, which began previews at the Booth Theatre on October 12, 2011 and closed on June 17, 2012. If the film occurs during Tracy's first semester of college and culminates with Thanksgiving dinner with Brooke at Veselka, then the film would occur in fall 2011. However, when the would-be stepsisters walk through Times Square, a marquee for the revival of Annie is visible. The most recent Broadway revival ran at the Palace Theatre from October 3, 2012 (first preview) to January 5, 2014. See more »

Quotes

Tracy: Your tragedy is your armor.
Brooke: Please, somebody defend me against this monster.
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Connections

References Apocalypto (2006) See more »

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Rosanna
Written by David Paich
Performed by Toto
Courtesy of Columbia Records
By Arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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Simple but simply charming
17 December 2015 | by (Earth) – See all my reviews

This film tells the story of two young women who will become step sisters after their parents' marriage. They meet and bond quickly, and they go through life events in quick succession in the space of a few weeks.

"Mistress America" is a simple film that is dependent on dialogue and interesting characters. The quick pace and rapid fire dialogues remind me of Woody Allen films, and I think in here the dialogues are really good as they give the main characters distinct personalities. Brooke is very creative, bubbly, quirky but likable. Even the supporting characters are special, such as the jealous girlfriend and the rich woman who steals Brooke's ideas. There is so much going on in the film, even in the first ten minutes I thought I have already watched for much longer because so much has happened. I really enjoyed this charming film.


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