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Damsels in Distress

Rated PG-13 for mature thematic content including some sexual material..

PG-13 In Theaters 04/6/2012 , 99min.
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Plot & Details

'Damsels in Distress' follows a trio of beautiful girls who set out to revolutionize life at a grungy East Coast College -- the dynamic leader Violet Wister (Greta Gerwig), principled Rose (Megalyn Echikunwoke) and sexy Heather (Carrie MacLemore). They welcome transfer student Lily (Annaleigh Tipton) into their group which seeks to help severely depressed students with a program of good hygiene and musical dance numbers. The girls become romantically entangled with a series of men -- including slick Charlie ( Adam Brody), dreamboat Xavier (Hugo Becker) and the mad frat pack of Frank (Ryan Metcalf) and Thor (Billy Magnussen)-- who threaten the girls' friendship and sanity.
  • MPAA Rating: PG-13
  • Genre(s): Comedy
  • Run Time: 99min.
  • Theatrical Release Date: 04/06/2012
  • DVD Release Date: 09/25/2012
  • Distributor(s): Sony Pictures Classics
  • Director(s): Whit Stillman
  • Themes: College Life
  • Tone: Humorous,Quirky,Witty,Light,Literate,Silly,Talky
  • Keywords: altruism, college-student, fraternity, transfer, university
  • Country of Origin: USA - Limited (04-06-2012)
  • Language: English

Awards

Toronto International Film Festival

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2011 Toronto International Film Festival Film Presented Nominated

Detroit Film Critics Society

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2012 Detroit Film Critics Society Best Actress Greta Gerwig Nominated

Toronto International Film Festival

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2011 Toronto International Film Festival Film Presented Nominated

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