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.
Rated R for language including some sexual references
Review: ‘Mistress America,’ a Noah Baumbach Comedy on Getting By in a Backbiting World
This smart, fast-paced film, advertised as a screwball comedy, subverts this most buoyant of genres with a steady undertow of anxiety, dread and anger.