Damsels In Distress
In Movie Theaters April 6, 2012
The About face: A trio of girls set out to change the male-dominated environment of the
Seven Oaks college campus, and to rescue their fellow students from
depression, grunge and low standards of every kind.
The Wild side: Damsels in Distress is a comedy - featuring D list and F list actors - that follows a trio of beautiful girls who set out to revolutionize life at a grungy East Coast 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 scent 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.
The Movie facts: From the overrated 1990s indie director Whit Stillman (Barcelona, Metropolitan and The Last Days Of Disco). Yes, he hasn't made a movie in nearly 15 years.
Cast: Greta Gerwig, Hugo Becker, Analeigh Tipton
Director: Whit Stillman
Movie Studio: Sony Classics
Rating: PG-13 (For adult situations, language)