The latest film from Noah Baumbach and Greta Gerwig (after Frances Ha) - the pair co-wrote the script, Baumbach directed while Gerwig played the lead of an energetic bu somewhat lost woman in search of something elusive who enjoys big city life to the hilt. That impresses her younger friend Tracy (Lola Kirke), who just arrived in New York and can't make friends at school. The two women spend time together clubbing and talking of things trivial and deep alike. Gerwig's character has tons of indistinct plans; the only thing she's sure of is her own exceptionality. Tracy initially seems to have her feet planted more firmly on the ground, but ultimately she just wants to know what's in it for her. The two are stereotypical millennials what with their narcissism and lack of direction, which takes away none of their charm. The film precisely catches New York reality where an uncertain living situation is the norm and opening your own restaurant requires a fortune.
Ever since his debut, Kicking and Screaming, New York director Noah Baumbach has made a career out of showing people doing very little in a fascinating way. His films often include autobiographical themes. Kicking and Screaming was about the suspended animation of post-college life while The Squid and the Whale is about two brothers suffering through their parents' divorce. Baumbach and Wes Anderson co-wrote the latter's The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou and The Fantastic Mr. Fox. Mistress America is his third film made with Greta Gerwig.
1995 Kicking and Screaming
2005 Walka żywiołów / The Squid and the Whale
2007 Margot jedzie na ślub / Margot at the Wedding
2012 Frances Ha
2015 Mistress America