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FILM DETAILS
Certificate 15
Cast
Greta Gerwig
Adam Brody
Analeigh Tipton
Directors
Whit Stillman
Screenwriters
Whit Stillman
Running Time
99 minutes

Damsels In Distress
Levity is the soul of Whit


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Damsels In Distress

Plot
New at Seven Oaks College, Lily (Tipton) comes under the influence of a do-gooding clique, led by Violet (Gerwig), determined to raise spirits and standards — especially in body odour — among the frat boy-dominated student populace. Various group disagreements, romantic entanglements and dance crazes ensue.


Verdict
Gilded by a giddy Greta Gerwig, Damsels In Distress is a sharp, daffy, eccentric delight. Stillman may be an acquired taste, but no-one else is making films like this. Cherish it.


Reviewed by Ian Freer

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