A story that follows a New York woman (who doesn't really have an apartment), apprentices for a dance company (though she's not really a dancer), and throws herself headlong into her dreams, even as their possibility dwindles.
Margot and her son Claude decide to visit her sister Pauline after she announces that she is marrying less-than-impressive Malcolm. In short order, the storm the sisters create leaves behind a mess of thrashed relationships and exposed family secrets.
Jennifer Jason Leigh,
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.
Lola Kirke's character attends Barnard College. See more »
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 »
You are much more of an asshole than you initially appear.
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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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