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Damsels in Distress

(DVD - 2012 )
Average Rating: 2.5 stars out of 5.
Damsels in Distress

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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.
Title: Damsels in distress
[videorecording (DVD)]
Publisher: Culver City, Calif. : Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, 2012.
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (99 min.) :,sd., col. ;,4 3/4 in.
Notes: Special features: commentary with director Whit Stillman and cast; behind-the-scenes featurette; an evening with Damsels in distress; deleted scenes; outtakes; theatrical trailer & previews; Damsels in distress soundtrack.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2011.
Summary: 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.
Audience: MPAA rating PG-13 for mature thematic content including some sexual material.
Statement of Responsibility: Sony Pictures Classics ; Westerly Films presents a Steeplechase-Analytic production ; produced by Martin Shafer & Liz Glotzer ; written, produced and directed by Whit Stillman
Credits: Cinematography, Doug Emmett ; editor, Andrew Hafitz ; music, Mark Suozzo and Adam Schlesinger.
Performers: Greta Gerwig, Analeigh Tipton, Megalyn Echikunwoke, Carrie MacLemore, Adam Brody, Hugo Becker, Ryan Metcalf, Billy Magnussen.
System Details: DVD; NTSC, region 1, anamorphic widescreen (1.85:1), 5.1 Dolby Digital.
Other Language: English, French, Spanish, and Thai audio tracks; English, Chinese, French, Korean, Spanish, and Thai subtitles; English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing.
Subject Headings: Male domination (Social structure) Drama. College students Drama.
Genre/Form: Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Fiction films.
Comedy films.
Feature films.
College life films.
Topical Term: Male domination (Social structure)
College students
Publisher No: 40199
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Mar 29, 2014
  • Sanrin rated this: 0.5 stars out of 5.

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

Jan 22, 2014
  • jesking rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

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.

Dec 15, 2013
  • theairburns rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Best yet from Whit Stillman. It is so real it will pass by an unreal world.

Oct 24, 2013
  • kevfarley rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

Not up to The Last Days of Disco, but watchable . For a dialectic contrast,.. view this film as a 'double bill' with its opposite number, "Spring Breakers". ( Its O.K. to fast-forward on the later.)

Jul 28, 2013
  • kareh rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

I loved it. Quirky, intelligent, funny, with a fine, fine cast -- I picture many of my friends saying "what was the point," but well, I loved it.

May 14, 2013
  • G100 rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

There are certain people that are befuddled by Whit Stillman films. Viewers that like realism in their movies will be disappointed because his films are not about realistic interactions; they are fairy tales that are about witty dialogue, even while the characters may be dim witted. In fact, while lamenting the rarity of handwritten notes there is a reference to electronic communication, which almost seems out of place. Stillman isn’t a particularly good films maker. His cuts can be awkward – he obviously does shoot much coverage. But what he lacks in technical prowess he makes up in the joy of film, and his unique ear for dialogue. I liked this movie because its charming and witty, but its not great.

Feb 22, 2013
  • LaimaA rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

If you didn't like The Last Days of Disco, you probably won't like this latest offering from Whit Stillman. I did like The Last Days of Disco, and I did enjoy Damsels in Distress. Sure there's not much of a plot. It doesn't really need one. It's kind of the girl's version of Napoleon Dynamite or Rushmore. When odd, offbeat guys are the focus of a movie, everyone thinks it's great. When odd, offbeat girls are the focus of a movie, people can barely muster the interest to watch. That's a shame. I loved the involved little conversations about wacky topics (e.g. Xorro). Greta Gerwig carried this movie and she made all the banality and minutiae of the life of an unstable and oddly aspirational girl something pretty neat to watch.

Feb 17, 2013
  • ThelmaPickles rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

This is the fourth film from writer/director Whit Stillman, His previous films were Metropolitan, Barcelona and Last Days of Disco. His films are hard to describe because they are unique and very specific.This is not mainstream Hollywood fare. At first I was a little stumped by Damsels by once I gave in to this make-believe world I enjoyed it. It's really all about the dialogue which is at turns witty, smart, quirky and annoying. The lead, Greta Gerwig, is wonderful. I want to revisit his earlier films now.

Dec 30, 2012
  • howardpoole rated this: 1.5 stars out of 5.

I didn't really appreciate the humour- just a plain weird movie.

Dec 26, 2012
  • MsMicawber rated this: 0.5 stars out of 5.

I saw the trailer and thought, Great - a quirky little comedy. It is quirky. But it's not funny. And it has no plot. It's just 99 minutes of people talking talking talking with terrible Muzak playing in the background.

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