On a northern college campus that seems to exist in an alternate universe, some quirky coeds try to make the world better through suicide prevention, tap dance, and spreading their wonderfully odd views of the world to the less fortunate dumb men of the school. If that sounds offbeat, that’s just one of the charms of Whit Stillman’s Damsels in Distress, a peculiar movie that has a rhythm all its own. The damsels are played by Greta Gerwig, Carrie MacLemore, Megalyn Echikunwoke, and Analeigh Tipton.
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The PG–13 Damsels has some mature thematic material, including sexual situations. ClearPlay cleans up about 30 instances of language, most of them religious exclamations. A couple of scenes regarding intercourse are also trimmed. Though the movie treats suicide airily, there is not much that would be offensive to any member of the family.
Would it be heroic to save these Damsels?…
If you go into Damsels in Distress expecting a normal movie, you’ll either be divinely surprised or supremely weirded–out. Either way, Damsels is a unique experience, with people speaking English, but saying things that nonetheless sound unusual. The overall feeling is one of amusement; when it was done, I wanted to watch it again.
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Rated PG-13 for mature thematic content including some sexual material; 99 min; Directed By Whit Stillman