Terrible, terrible film. It's reminiscent of Dawson Creek's verbal diarrhoea monologues, prepare to cringe.
From writer-director Noah Baumbach comes this witty comedy starring Greta Gerwig and Lola Kirke. Tracy (Kirke) is a lonely college freshman who longs for confidence, a guy and membership in a snobby writers’ group. But when she meets her free-spirited future stepsister Brooke (Gerwig), the two have a wild New York adventure that gives Tracy a new outlook on dreams, friendship and cat ownership.
Very funny, clever dialogue and original plot. Interesting leading lady and a great actress. Great Gerwig also charming as always.
If you like the previous films from director Noah Baumbach (imagine a cross between Woody Allen and Wes Anderson) then it's a fairly sure thing that you'll like this one. Although Mistress America isn't as good as the fantastic Frances Ha from a couple of years ago, it's still a funny, interesting film that's full of memorable characters who are both equally endearing and annoying. Not for everyone, maybe, but that's a good thing.
95% too try-hard, 5% insightful.