Damsels in Distress

Damsels in Distress

DVD - 2012
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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.

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BrandonBlanchard
Apr 05, 2018

This one was a random borrow, and I was pleasantly surprised how much I liked it. Some might call it a chick-flik, and while it is a British Rom-Com, that doesn't mean it's not enjoyable for both genders. The actor and actresses have real chemistry, the humor is fun and witty, and even the production crew has fun with the audience at the end.

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andreajesse
Dec 02, 2017

Back in 1988, there was a movie called Heathers that handled a similar subject matter better. It was both darker and funnier. In Damsels, Greta Gerwig is about the only saving grace with her quirky charm. This movie plods along not sure what story it's trying to tell. It's a peek into campus life where the young males are either complete idiots or borderline sociopaths. Meanwhile, otherwise intelligent and attractive young women students fall for them. Is this a male fantasy movie for men who ask themselves, "How stupid and/or insensitive can I be and still get the girl?"

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spantell
Aug 17, 2017

Quirky humor but I can't recommend this because it doesn't hold together. Especially at the end, it feels like the director walked off and someone just pieced together some bits. Not clear what they were trying to convey.

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dennismmiller
Jun 27, 2017

Probably Stillman's most accessible movie, given the number of actual jokes, but also full of his usual subtle brilliance. Those who demand a strong plot, however, should probably skip it.

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jbenton1556
Jun 14, 2017

weird but poignant. worth watching especially for 18-65 y.o.

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xiaojunbpl12
Sep 07, 2016

Still a cult fav

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andrea_m
Dec 21, 2014

This is Whit Stillman's first film in twelve years. I enjoyed his earlier films, but this one was cringe-inducing.

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jonnybroom
Apr 24, 2014

After enjoying Metropolitan and The Last Days of Disco, I was disappointed in this one. I bailed after about 20'. Too stilted. Characters not quite engaged or engaging.

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Sanrin
Mar 29, 2014

Tedious and pretentious. Violet, the main character, has long monologues explaining things. Fast forwarded through most of it.

jesking Jan 22, 2014

Felt like this was a character study. Not sure what the plot was or if there was A story. The characters were interesting and fun but I feel like I was just listening to a friend talk about a semester of college.

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