‘Mistress America’ Trailer: Greta Gerwig Is a Delightful Human
The second trailer for Mistress America is just as wonderful as the first. The Frances Ha duo of star / writer Greta Gerwig and director Noah Baumbach return with what appears to be an equally charming and relatable follow-up about living in New York in your 20s. It looks as though their collaboration has paid off again, and we’re all happily reaping the reward.
Mistress America stars Gerwig as Brooke, a young woman who lives for and loves everything and has about a million career ideas for her future — but no real sense of how to take one of those ideas and run with it. Her younger, soon-to-be stepsister Tracy is currently enrolled in college, but isn’t quite having the great college-time everyone else is having. When Brooke and Tracy move in together, the sparks really fly.
Gerwig is perhaps our most charming actor, consistently playing the sort of characters you’d want to befriend and go on adventures with. Is there a way for her to be unlikable? I don’t think it’s possible.
Here’s the official synopsis for the film, which also features newcomer Lola Kirke:
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.
Mistress America hits select theaters on August 14.