Damsels In Distress
Director: Whit Stillman
Running time: 99 mins Released: 27th April 2012
About Damsels In Distress
Set in the fictional Seven Oaks University, this crisp college comedy sees a group of female students blithely endeavouring to 'save' their campus from boorish frat-boys. Led by the perky yet driven Violet (Greta Gerwig), the girls dispense free doughnuts and delightful tap dancing lessons to students who they deem to be depressed (symptoms include cynicism and low romantic standards). Waltzing around with perfect hair and demure outfits, they consider themselves charitable as they help college boys realise their full potential and warn fellow students of 'playboy operators'. But they themselves aren't immune to the charms of men, both benign and dastardly. As a newcomer to the group, Lily (Annaleigh Tipton) is particularly in danger of falling for one of the cads the girls are trying to fight.