By Leah Greenblatt
Updated August 13, 2015 at 05:56 PM EDT
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Mistress America

type
  • Movie

Noah Baumbach’s latest wisp of privileged New York whimsy vaporizes on arrival. Nominally about the friendship that forms between a lonely college freshman (Lola Kirke) and her kooky future stepsister (co-writer Greta Gerwig, mugging like a millennial Auntie Mame), it’s mostly an excuse for characters to lob droll non sequiturs at each other and be steered toward strenuously madcap set pieces. Mistress hints at something sadder and more human, but settles for stylized mania instead. C

Mistress America

2015 movie
type
  • Movie
mpaa
  • PG-13
runtime
  • 84 minutes
director
  • Noah Baumbach

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