Other Greta Gerwig Performances (Including Whit Stillman’s ‘Damsels in Distress’)

Norman Wilner at NowToronto writes about other great Greta Gerwig performances (besides her most recent film Frances Ha).  Of course Damsels in Distress is listed.

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As a campus queen bee who’s declared that she and her sorority sisters should date loutish frat boys in hopes of improving them and thus the world, Gerwig plays one of Whit Stillman’s well-intentioned idiots without a hint of self-consciousness – or self-awareness – so it’s almost shocking when her character experiences an existential crisis late in the film, rediscovering her purpose through good soap and a South American dance craze.