Noel Murray of the L.A. times writes this for the Damsels in Distress DVD and VOD:
Writer-director Whit Stillman’s first film since 1998’s “The Last Days of Disco” is a loopy campus comedy, starring Greta Gerwig as an idealistic upperclassman who leads a group of young women with strict rules about dating and cleanliness. Even those who’ve enjoyed the arch language and intricate
social tribalism of Stillman’s “Metropolitan” and “Barcelona” might be put off by the cartoony absurdism here. But for those who appreciate originality, this is one singularly funny movie, full of color, music, dancing — and some sharp insight into how college kids struggle to define themselves. Stillman and his cast provide a commentary track to the DVD and Blu-ray, which also include a trio of featurettes.