Mistress America (2015)
Critic Consensus: 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.
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Critic Reviews for Mistress America
Noah Baumbach is one of those successful directors who's obsessed with failure.
The difference between a good screwball comedy and a great one is that you care about the screwballs, and in that sense, Mistress America is great indeed.
Mistress America isn't a deep psychological examination of women's friendships. First and foremost, it's a comedy, and it's simply hilarious.
"Mistress America" is comedy at its best - thoughtful and real while consistently riotous.
Despite clocking in at a skinny 84 minutes, Mistress America overstays its welcome.
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This seemed okay. I would like yo watch it again before reviewing as the copy I watched was faulty and I missed a few bits. From what I saw, just the type of indie movie I enjoy.
Lola Kirke as Tracy and Greta Gerwig as Brooke may soon be step-sisters. They meet in New York and hit it off. Tracy wants to be a writer, but is not very worldly. In her new opinionated and thoroughly modern friend and soon-to-be family member, Tracy sees Brooke as a useful subject for launching her career in semi-fiction. Brooke is an odd creation by Gerwig and Noah Baumbach. Several quirky characters join the two girls in their adventure, people's feelings are hurt, relationships fall apart, and the laughs in this comedy are highly intellectual situational.
It is great to see a Noah Baumbach movie that doesn't try my patience for a change with his insufferable characters, as he crafts a delightful story that works really well precisely because it understands that their flaws don't make them at all lovable or cute in their pathetic quirkiness.
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|Brooke:||I think I'm sick and I don't know if my ailment has a name. It's just me sitting and staring at the Internet or the television, interspersed trying not to do that, then lying about what I've been doing. And I will get so excited about something that the excitement overwhelms me. And I can't sleep or do anything and I just am in love with everything, but can't figure out how to make myself work in the world.|
|Tracy:||Being a beacon of hope for the rest of the world is a lonely business.|
|Tracy:||Being a beacon for lesser people is lonely.|
|Brooke:||I'm an interior designer. Do you know the Bowery hotel? Well, if you go down two block I did a lazer hair removal place that is very hip.|