Train wrecks come in all shapes and sizes. Hop on board for Mistress America and see how a naive young woman gets by in cosmopolitan New York. Sparks fly often in This quirky treat from Fox Searchlight Pictures now carving a nice niche at Cineplex Odeon cinemas Fifth Avenue Cinemas in Vancouver.
Family connections can be good – or bad. College bound New York transplant Tracy is like a fish out of water. A naive Lola Kirke is all shyness until she hooks up with relative in the making Brooke. Daffy and uplifting is the spirit exhibited by Gerta Gerwig who decides to take the new girl under her wing.
Together the pair are poised to turn the Big Apple on it’s ear until they visit the countryside with an equally uptight couple. Once out in The open both girls learn lots about each other as their friendship starts to change drastically. Heaven help any innocent bystanders caught in their comic crosshairs.
Full of quirky characters and pressure-filled situations director Noah Baumbach continues to churn out small offbeat films that will appeal to the young artsy crowd as have his predecessors.