The last time we saw the flawless Greta Gerwig and the legendary Noah Buambach unite was in 2012‘s most criminally underrated film, ‘Frances Ha‘ – a contemporary, black and white, feature-length answer to ‘Seinfeld’, in a sense – serving up a film about [ostensibly] nothing in New York City.
Following his success with ‘Frances Ha’ and this year’s ‘While We’re Young’, Baumbach has teamed up with co-writer Greta Gerwig to shed light on contemporary struggles of the city, and expose old wounds with an ex-best friend, Mimi Claire. That final plot element smacks of the most recent season of ‘Girls’ – where Hannah deals with an unlikely nemesis cum ally, Mimi Rose. Beware of Mimis in Manhattan, is the lesson 2015 apparently bestows upon us.
Lola Kirke stars alongside Gerwig as her soon-to-be step-sister – the impressionable ingenue who is swaddled under Gerwig’s wing. The official plot synopsis reads:
“In MISTRESS AMERICA, Tracy (Lola Kirke) is a lonely college freshman in New York, having neither the exciting university experience nor the glamorous metropolitan lifestyle she envisioned. But when she is taken in by her soon-to-be stepsister, Brooke (Greta Gerwig) – a resident of Times Square and adventurous gal about town – she is rescued from her disappointment and seduced by Brooke’s alluringly mad schemes.
Watch the trailer below.