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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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Stars: Josh Hamilton, Eric Stoltz, Samuel Gould
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Tracy
... Ruth
Shelby Rebecca Wong ... Laura
Alfred Macadam ... Professor #1
Amy Warren ... Counselor
... Professor #2
... Student
... Hallway Girl
... Hallway Girl (as Shoba Narayanan)
... Tracy's Mom
... Nicolette
... Tony
Colin Stokes ... Mobius Guy
... Tiny Girl
Gretchen Young ... Work Study Woman
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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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Comedy | Drama

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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 USA:

$234,275, 21 August 2015, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$2,461,121, 4 October 2015
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Trivia

For the scene where actresses Greta Gerwig & Lola Kirke are looking through a closet, director Noah Baumbach did 55 takes. 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 think that I'm a running carcass, that I'm doomed to failure?
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References Hannah and Her Sisters (1986) See more »

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You Could Have Been A Lady
Written by Errol Brown and Tony Wilson
Performed by Hot Chocolate
Courtesy of Parlophone Records Ltd
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Quick, witty, hugely entertaining
13 December 2015 | by See all my reviews

For those who saw Frances Ha, the film's overall writing style and pacing will not be a surprise. Saying that however, it doesn't overdo the "cleverness" in the same way Frances Ha did, and overall it kind of works better. Greta Gerwig has never been better. She really steals every second of her screen time and is really just such a marvel to watch. She infuses her own acting style to this in a different way, so it doesn't really feel like any of her other characters. The whole cast here is aces, and it leads to such a great work from the entire ensemble at Mimi Rose's house. I definitely recommend this. It's fast and it's a marvel to watch the characters say the dialogue in such a fun, quick way.


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