FFCC members review Noah Baumbach’s ‘Mistress America’

FFCC members review Noah Baumbach’s screwball comedy Mistress America.


Juan Barquin, Dim the House Lights

Mistress America turns out to be exactly the kind of brisk, screwball comedy that we needed this year.”

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Dan HudakPunch Drunk Movies

“…as the latter half of the film plays out inside a house you can almost feel the ease with which the actors inhabit the same space, promptly hitting their cues and delivering lines with alacrity. It’s an absolute joy to watch.”

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Hans MorgensternIndependent Ethos

“It is the screenplay that makes this movie, and I sense awards in its future (if there be justice).”

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Connie OgleMiami Herald

Mistress America is essentially a bittersweet love story, not in a sexual sense but in an emotional one. Baumbach is one of the few male filmmakers to focus on relationships between women (in Frances Ha and Margot at the Wedding), and he’s adept at making flawed, self-absorbed characters sympathetic.”

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