ViewLondon.co.uk writes about the new Damsels in Distress DVD. Please see below for a tiny snippet:
This week’s DVD of the Week is writer/director Whit Stillman’s Damselsin Distress, which, for my money, is one of the best films of the year. Analeigh Tipton (Crazy Stupid Love) stars as Seven Oaks college student Lily, who hasn’t been on campus more than thirty seconds before she’s co-opted into an idealistic, super-pretentious clique that includes queen bee Violet (Greta Gerwig), British-accented Rose (Megalyn Echikunwoke) and sweet-natured Heather (Carrie Maclemore).
The girls dedicate themselves to running the college Suicide Prevention Centre, dishing out the unlikely therapies of tap-dancing and free doughnuts (but only if you can prove you’re clinically depressed). The plot, such as it is, centres around the usually upbeat Violet getting depressed after catching her gloriously moronic boyfriend Frank (Ryan Metcalf) with newly inducted clique member Priss (Caitlin Fitzgerald).