Common Sense Note
Parents need to know that Mistress America is a comedy about a college-age girl that seems best suited to college-age viewers. There's some strong language ("f--k," etc.) and references to sex and lovers (though nothing overly graphic is shown on screen). Characters drink socially on several occasions, with some minor drunkenness (played for humor) that doesn't have any real consequences. Characters argue and make some angry accusations. Like the filmmakers' previous offering, Frances Ha, the humor may not appeal to all teens.
Sexual references. A female character talks about her various lovers (past and current).
Some arguing and angry accusations.
Occasional strong language includes more than one use of "f--k."
Raises interesting issues of artistic license: Is it acceptable to use your friends' lives and experiences in your own stories and artwork without telling them?
Drugs / Tobacco /
Social drinking, some minor drunkenness.