Written by N.Baumbach and G.Gerwig, Mistress America is a (too) soft movie, not exactly the type i got used to when it comes to N.B's style. At least the main characters are well detailed, expressive and likeable and that's precisely how N.B. works with his characters everytime. It was fun enough and had the energy to be not-boring. G.G and L.Kirke contributed decisively to this good mood. 6/10 (Lacks intensity)
A bit too high on its own supply but I liked this as a "being a dumbass and meeting some other dumbass and thinking they're the coolest person in the universe but really yr both dumbasses but fondness between humans can nonetheless be meaningful, perhaps a step on the path to being less of a dumbass, or maybe not, being a dumbass isn't the worst thing in the world, life's just gonna continue you know???" thing.
I feel the need to preface with my dislike for Frances Ha. I have a penchant for unlikable characters and this movie started out feeling like a run-of-the-mill indie films, with contrived dialogue and misplaced namedrops... but it ended up finding its groove (awkwardly), being very realistically funny, and oddly heartwarming. By the end, I ended up really liking Greta Gerwig.
I really wanted to like this. Greta & Lola make the best of what they have to work with, but the script & direction are sorely lacking. In more capable hands, this could have been something pretty special. Gave it an extra star for including OMD's "Souvenir" not once but twice.
MISTRESS AMERICA is one of the most enjoyable movie that I've ever seen. Greta Gerwig and Lola Kirke are the perfect choice to be in this movie. I loved their unique, funny, and strange relationship in this movie. I also loved how Noah Baumbach and Greta Gerwig wrote the dialogue. The dialogue seems a little bit from nowhere. But it made me want to listen to them talking more and more. It is very entertaining...
Noah Baumbach, you are a potential director. But i took this very personal, you made one of the worst actress alive your fucking muse. Then you let her ruin every fucking film you made and ruin your career. Gerwig is terrible, Baumbach is terrible. I know she really is your 'mistress', ruined your family, and now ruined films. Baumbach, your doom is here.