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Damsels in Distress - Preview

Damaels in Distress

Preview by Jack Foley

FROM Academy Award® nominee Whit Stillman (Best Writing, Original Screenplay, Metropolitan, 1990) comes the charming and witty comedy Damsels In Distress, debuting on DVD August 20 from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment.

The film is a quirky tale of a group of beautiful, female college students and their misguided ways of helping to cure their depressed classmates with a programme of good scents and musical dance numbers.

Damsels In Distress stars Greta Gerwig (No Strings Attached, upcoming To Rome With Love by Woody Allen), Aubrey Plaza (Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, TV’s Parks & Recreation), Adam Brody (Mr. & Mrs. Smith, TV’s The OC), Analeigh Tipton (Crazy, Stupid, Love, TV’s America’s Next Top Model), Hugo Becker (TV’s Gossip Girl), Megalyn Echikunwoke (TV’s House of Lies, 90210”) and newcomer Carrie MacLemore.


Damsels In Distress follows a trio of beautiful girls who set out to revolutionize life at a grungy East Coast College – the dynamic leader Violet Wister (Greta Gerwig), principled Rose (Megalyn Echikunwoke) and sexy Heather (Carrie MacLemore).

They welcome transfer student Lily (Analeigh Tipton) into their group, which seeks to help severely depressed students with a program of good hygiene and musical dance numbers.

The girls become romantically entangled with a series of men — including slick Charlie (Adam Brody), dreamboat Xavier (Hugo Becker) and the mad frat boys Frank (Ryan Metcalf) and Thor (Billy Magnussen) – who threaten the girls’ friendship and sanity.

Certificate: 12
Running time: 95mins
UK DVD Release: August 20, 2012