Rated R for language including some sexual references | 84 min
Directed by Noah Baumbach | Comedy | 2015 In English
SEPT 4 - SEPT 10
SAT 3:30 5:45 8:00
SUN 2:30 4:45
THU 2:00 7:30
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ABOUT THE FILM
Mistress America brings out the best in collaborators Noah Baumbach and Greta Gerwig, distilling its star's charm and director's dark wit into a ferociously funny co-written story.
In Mistress America, Tracy (Lola Kirke) is a lonely college freshman in New York, having neither the exciting university experience nor the glamorous metropolitan lifestyle she envisioned. But when she is taken in by her soon-to-be stepsister, Brooke (Greta Gerwig) a resident of Times Square, and adventurous gal about town, she is rescued from her disappointment and seduced by Brooke’s alluringly mad schemes.
****: "Even at its most daft and infectiously ditzy, Mistress America is a sharp, aware and surpassingly kind portrait of the agony and ecstasy of becoming yourself."
-Ann Hornaday, Washington Post
****: "Mistress America steamrolls through its mesmerizingly dense running time with such joyous violence that its themes only bubble up to the surface in retrospect, the heart of the movie identified like the dental records of a body that’s been burned beyond all recognition." -David Ehrlich, Time Out NY
"Far from romanticizing creativity and the artistic process, Mr. Baumbach’s films portray the world of painters, filmmakers and literati as an overcrowded, amoral jungle of viperish entitled narcissists stealing from one another for fame and profit."
-Stephen Holden, New York Times
"Ms. Gerwig’s performance is a comic diamond, and not in the rough. Her timing is flawless, her delivery is droll. The character she has created — from a remarkably smart and supple script, plus her own unerring instincts — may have spiritual connections with Cate Blanchett’s delusional Jasmine or Diane Keaton’s blissed-out Annie Hall (Brooke solemnly and absurdly consults a spirit medium)."
-Joe Morgenstern, Wall St. Journal