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.
9/10 – It’s quick witted and kind of heart-warming to watch. It made for perfect lazy holiday viewing. If you’re into those mumbly, set-in-New-York, hipster styled, aesthetically pleasing films about stories that would probably never happen but are pitched in a way that make you think it might happen, then you’ll like it. I mean, it’s not ‘laugh out loud’ funny, or at least it wasn’t for me. Some will love the dialogue and piss themselves with the back and forth nonsense. Alternatively, you might hate it. It could come across as smug and incredibly self-aware, with a script that while is smart, would never be spoken like that in real life. Does that make sense? You should know in the first 5 minutes if you’ll like it or not, and I did.