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Mistress America (2015/Fox Blu-ray)

Picture: B+ Sound: B+ Extras: C Film: C+

Director Noah Baumbach returns with Mistress America (2015), a charming New York City-based comedy starring Greta Gerwig (who co-wrote the script with Baumbach) and in many ways attempts to be something of a Woody Allen movie. Co-starring in the film is Lola Kirke, Seth Barrish, Michael Chernus, and Cindy Cheung.

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.

What works in the film is Greta Gerwig, who is a modern day Annie Hall as in she's the coolest of the cool and if you don't fall in love with her midpoint in this film, then you might want to have your pulse checked. Some parts of the film drag but all in all, it's a light comedy about friendship and admiration with a little dash of the 'revenge on your exes' sub genre.

Presented in 1080p high definition with a widescreen aspect ratio of 1.85:1 and a nice sounding DTS-HD MA (Master Audio) lossless 5.1 track, the film looks and sounds fantastic on Blu-ray disc. Extras are a little light and typical EPK that include promotional featurettes, gallery, and a theatrical trailer.

All in all, this is a fun little movie that you can safely watch on a date.

- James Lockhart



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