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Fresh Air Weekend movie critic Justin Chang reviews Mistress America, directed by Noah Baumbach:

“Greta Gerwig plays a 30-year-old Manhattanite named Brooke, whom we first see descending the red stairs of the TKTS booth in Times Square, extending her arms like a Broadway chorus girl. It’s a perfect entrance for a woman who fully earns the loopy grandeur of the movie’s title. Chattering a mile a minute, like a millennial Katharine Hepburn, Brooke is a poster child for self-invention. A freelance interior decorator, SoulCycle instructor, social-media expert and budding restaurateur, she projects so much breezy self-assurance and worldly ambition, you might not immediately pick up on her underlying vulnerability.”

Atop the TKTS Booth

New York, USA; May 2014

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