After a 13-year absence from filmmaking, Stillman picks up precisely where he left off, chronicling the interactions of well-spoken young people with more privilege than sense. Here, the bone-dry comedy springs from the efforts of four haughty college girls – including queen bee Gerwig and new recruit Tipton – to make their campus a better place by condescending to date idiot frat boys.
It’s a little more complex than it sounds, and much funnier, thanks to Stillman’s ear for pompous dialogue and fondness for inspired running gags. There’s no ending, but who needs one when you have two musical numbers?
“Musical numbers”… could be interesting…!