What made Noah Baumbach's film “Frances Ha” effective was the aching and very real emotional weight of friendship. “Growing up” doesn't have to be painful, but “moving on” — regardless of circumstances — typically is.
Greta Gerwig gave her role in that film serious dignity and hilarity, eschewing hip 20s-something hip girl archetypes that lack depth and feminine understanding.
“Mistress America,” out Aug. 14, reunites Baumbach and Gerwig, with the two co-writing an even funnier and more physical story about friends. Gerwig's character Brooke seemingly keeps her life together with only scotch tape; she drills into dealing with the feeling that she's “over the hill” at only age 30, as prospective stepsister Tracy (Lola Kirke) enters her life.
Check out some of the behind-the-scenes and screen stills from “Mistress America” below.