Damsels in Distress | reviewed by: William O'Donnell | October 17, 2012
entertainment value
This is film critic bait. People think it is whimsical and witty when all I see is feeble, unnatural acting over blaise scenarios. Spare me.
genre Comedy
synopsis 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.
lead actors Greta Gerwig | Adam Brody | Aubrey Plaza | Analeigh Tipton | Megalyn Echikunwoke
director Whit Stillman