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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.

Director:

Noah Baumbach
2 wins & 14 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Lola Kirke ... Tracy
Shana Dowdeswell ... Ruth
Shelby Rebecca Wong Shelby Rebecca Wong ... Laura
Alfred Macadam Alfred Macadam ... Professor #1
Amy Warren Amy Warren ... Counselor
Sharon Washington ... Professor #2
Morgan Lynch ... Student
Andrea McKinnon ... Hallway Girl (as Andrea Chen)
Shoba Narayan ... Hallway Girl (as Shoba Narayanan)
Kathryn Erbe ... Tracy's Mom
Jasmine Cephas Jones ... Nicolette
Matthew Shear ... Tony
Colin Stokes Colin Stokes ... Mobius Guy
Juliet Brett ... Tiny Girl
Gretchen Young Gretchen Young ... Work Study Woman
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Storyline

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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Taglines:

from strangers to sisters.

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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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: I'll probably end up doing something depressing, but young.
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Connections

References Le Amiche (1955) See more »

Soundtracks

Souvenir
Written by Martin Cooper and Paul Humphreys
Performed by Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark
Courtesy of Virgin Records Ltd.
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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Simple but simply charming
17 December 2015 | by Gordon-11See 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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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 September 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Mistress America See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$93,206, 16 August 2015

Gross USA:

$2,500,431

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$3,340,737
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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