Tracy (Lola Kirke) is a lonely college freshman living in New York. She’s soon rescued from her solitude by her soon to be step sister Brooke (Gerwig), an adventurous gal about town who entangles her in alluringly mad schemes, including paying a visit to her ex-bestfirend who stole her fiancé, her ideas, and even worse, her cats.
Despite showing interest in Frances Ha, I’ve never seen a Baumbach film but I’m happy to start catching up because this looks brilliant. From the looks of it, Greta Gerwig will be giving an exceptional performance. She lights up this trailer with her quirkiness, spontaneity and youthful vibrancy, but she also has that awkwardness to her (See: The last bit where she physically rewinds), sort of like Kristen Wiig has. The film itself looks brilliant, and will hopefully be the hilarious and heart warming experience it’s promising.
Mistress America is out 14th August.