Mistress America script
Synopsis: A college freshman (Lola Kirke) cures her disappointment and loneliness by allowing herself to be pulled into the wacky schemes of her future stepsister (Greta Gerwig).

Her Mom moves through the kitchen, cleaning, putting things

away.

MOM:

Aren’t you meeting friends in

classes?

5.

TRACY:

Mom, nobody meets friends inclasses.

MOM:

Oh, okay. I didn’t know.

TRACY:

You know the feeling of being at aparty where you don’t know anybody?

It’s like that the whole time.

MOM:

That sounds uncomfortable.

TRACY:

And I can’t go to bars.

MOM:

Don’t go to bars. Oh, did you getmy email with the reading - do youlike it?

TRACY:

I liked it. I think there is a

darker element to what Shakespearewas saying but I liked it.

MOM:

Good. Your brother is going to beplaying guitar with you while youdo it - is that okay?

TRACY:

I like David’s guitar playing.

MOM:

(happily)

He’s gotten good, right? I’m so

excited! It’s Thanksgiving weekendso we’ll have a built-in rehearsal

dinner on Thursday at the house.

It’ll be the first time the two

families are all in the same room.

Randy, Jim’s sister -

TRACY:

Right.

MOM:

She’s going to make a fig andthere’s a fish...and it’s on

cracker. That’s one thing.

6.

TRACY:

Mmm.

MOM:

We’re going to move all thefurniture out of the living roomand we changed the lyrics toFiniculi Finicula. We did the same

thing at Izzy’s 60th but Izzy won’tbe there so it’ll feel fresh.

(exhaling, playful)

Oh, Trace...

TRACY:

(playful back)

Oh, Stevie.

MOM:

You know, I was very unhappy for avery long time. But I’m so gladyour Dad and I stayed togetheruntil you and your brother were outof school.

TRACY:

I was NOT out of school. You broke

up when I was a junior in highschool.

MOM:

On your way out of the home...

TRACY:

I love you Mom, don’t be worried.

MOM:

I know, honey. So after you dothat, Brooke will read a poem she’swritten. I don’t think her brother

is doing anything - which hurts myfeelings, but I’m trying to be okaywith it.

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Noah Baumbach

Noah Baumbach is an American independent filmmaker. He was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay for The Squid and the Whale and is known for making dramatic comedies. more…

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