MISTRESS AMERICA Trailer Highlights Greta Gerwig’s Funny, Vibrant Performance

     June 3, 2015

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Fox Searchlight has just released the Mistress America trailer. The film follows Tracy (Lola Kirke), a freshman college student who finds friendship and inspiration in her stepsister-to-be, Brooke (Greta Gerwig). I saw the movie at Sundance and it feels like it completes a trilogy director Noah Baumbach began with Frances Ha and continued with While We’re Young. All three movies carry a strong New York City vibe, but also feel universal when it comes to exploring the follies of youth. Gerwig, who co-wrote the script, gives another terrific performance, and the film should also put Kirke on people’s radars.

Check out the Mistress America trailer below, and click here to read Adam’s review from Sundance. The film opens August 14th.


Here’s the official synopsis:

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.

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