Considered to be an esteemed, intelligent, and revered voice of a generation, Writer-Director Whit Stillman hasn’t made a film in the last 14 years. With that in mind, you’d expect his “comeback” vehicle would have to be pretty spectacular to drag him out of this hiatus of sorts. That’s where you’d be correct! Sweater sets and verbal tête-à-têtes clash on screen in the hilariously charming and incredibly witty (“whitty?”), DAMSELS IN DISTRESS.
DAMSELS is both written & directed by Stillman (THE LAST DAYS OF DISCO, METROPOLITAN) and stars Greta Gerwig, Adam Brody, Analeigh Tipton, Carrie MacLemore, Megalyn Echikunwoke, Hugo Becker, Ryan Metcalf, Billy Magnussen & Caitlin Fitzgerald.
Don’t be a doofus. Take a look at the film’s synopsis and trailer below. DAMSELS IN DISTRESS opens in theaters on April 6.
Seven Oaks is an East Coast college with beautiful Greek Revival architecture and a boorish male student population. Decades after coeducation’s arrival the male atmosphere still prevails. A dynamic trio of girls — group leader Violet Wister (Greta Gerwig), principled Rose (Megalyn Echikunwoke) and sexy Heather (Carrie MacLemore) — decide to change all that, setting out to rescue their fellow students from depression, grunge and low standards of every kind.
At New Student Orientation the trio spots lost-looking Lily (Analeigh Tipton) and takes her under wing. Meanwhile the girls become romantically entangled with a series of men — including slick Charlie (Brody), dreamboat Xavier (Becker) and the mad frat pack of Frank (Metcalf) and Thor (Magnussen) — who threaten their friendship and sanity.