Damsels In Distress
Whit Stillman's "Damsels in Distress" is a comedy about a trio of beautiful girls as they set out to revolutionize life at a grungy American university – the dynamic leader Violet Wister (Greta Gerwig), principled Rose (Megalyn Echikunwoke) and sexy Heather (Carrie MacLemore). They welcome transfer student Lily (Analeigh 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 smooth 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...
HitFix Reviews and Ratings
B+Whit Stillman has been away from movies for so long you may not even remember he was gone. But thanks to “Damsels in Distress,” you’ll notice he’s back. Stillman built a devoted indie following in the ‘90s with the crackling dialogue and sophisticated wit of his “yuppie trilogy”: 1990’s “Metropolitan” (Oscar nominated for best original screenplay), 1994’s “Barcelona” and 1998’s “The Last Days of Disco.” These “comedies of manners” explored the romantic neuroses of WASPy friends from solid socioeconomic backgrounds.