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Mistress America (2015)

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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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Dylan
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Alfred Macadam ...
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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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4 September 2015 (USA)  »

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Untitled Public School Project  »

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Opening Weekend:

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

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$2,461,121 (USA) (2 October 2015)
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Lola Kirke's character attends Barnard College. See more »

Goofs

There is a scene that Tracy is walking on campus with lighted trees on the background. It is actually on the College Walk of Columbia University. And those trees will not be decorated with lights until mid December for the Christmas. But the story happens before Thanksgiving. See more »

Quotes

Brooke: You are much more of an asshole than you initially appear.
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References Apocalypto (2006) See more »

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Dream Baby Dream
Written by Martin Rev and Alan Vega
Performed by Suicide
Courtesy of Revega Music
(c)1978 Revega Publishing Co
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Funny and Real
16 January 2016 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I thought this was a very good comedy, and very much in the spirit of Noah's other comedy oriented films; probably his funniest to date. Many funny lines. It carries insightful truths within it, but to me, reviewers who miss that this is a comedy, are missing the boat. But its a comedy that doesn't wait around for the viewer to catch up. In fact, I laughed more the second time I saw it because of the subtlety of the humor. The main characters have complexity, and the frosh college students actually act like college students. The central character, played beautifully by Greta Gerwig, captures a kind of person that very much exists in the world and is a very vibrant, paradoxical kind of person. She's a person you won't soon forget.


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