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PG-13| 1 hr. 39 min.

Plot Summary
At Seven Oaks College, three dynamic coeds -- group leader Violet (Greta Gerwig), principled Rose (Megalyn Echikunwoke) and sexy Heather (Carrie MacLemore) -- set out to change the boorish male atmosphere and rescue their fellow students from depression, grunge and low standards. They spot Lily (Analeigh Tipton) at a student orientation and welcome her into their group. However, when the gals become romantically entangled with a series of men, the fallout threatens their friendship and sanity.

Cast: Greta Gerwig , Adam Brody , Analeigh Tipton , Megalyn Echikunwoke , Carrie MacLemore , Hugo Becker , Billy Magnussen , Caitlin Fitzgerald

Director: Whit Stillman

Genres: Comedy

Distributor: Sony Pictures Classics

Damsels in Distress (2011)

Release Date: April 6th, 2012|1 hr. 39 min.

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  • Welcome Damsels in Distress, an exhilarating gift of a comedy about college, the female intellect, the limitless male ego, inventing a new dance, and suicide prevention. show more

  • You can almost say it simulates an experience of brain injury in the audience: Nothing adheres, nothing connects. It's just nonstop cuteness, poses and emptiness - with nothing logically following from one moment to the next. It would be exaggerating to call it torture, and yet why split hairs? show more

  • These are hardly damsels, but the distress will be felt by audiences watching the collection of non sequiturs, twee remarks and tangential vignettes that is Damsels in Distress. show more

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  • January 01, 2013 Caryl(xtracps)
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    I am a 63 year old woman, who went to college in the 60\'s. First a Catholic Women\'s college on the San Francisco peninsula, then San Jose State(when SDS and Juan Carlos were there) then UCSC. This brought back many vivid memories of those college days, frats, mixers at Stanford, USF, Moraga, rival colleges-Mills. Our self pretentious selves, oh happy days.

  • May 05, 2012 jpewther
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    It might have been funnier if I could better hear what they were saying. I\'m not sure whether the fault was with the soundtrack or the theater sound system, but the sound was often not as clear as it should have been.

  • April 29, 2012 mv3030
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    terrible, pathetic, slow and plain boring.

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'Damsels In Distress' Trailer: Pros And Cons Of Whit Stillman's Return To Movies

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Christopher Rosen on Feb 14th, 2012 1:50PM

Consider Whit Stillman the hipster version of Terrence Malick. Best known for the seminal '90s films "Metropolitan" and "Barcelona," Stillman hasn't directed a feature since "The Last Days of Disco"...

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