Monday, December 31, 2012

5. Damsels in Distress

Directed by Whit Stillman. I have been a fan of his films like “Metropolitan” 1990, “Barcelona” 1994, “The Last Days of Disco” 1998, So, I was waiting for this new film. I find entertaining that his characters revolve around this type of self-centered, East Coast, old-school yuppy types.    

The film creates a strange “chaste” college atmosphere. A surrealist romp through coeducational college where the men are complete idiots and the women are all suicidal. It's intensely silly, but once you get on its wavelength the language becomes music and you can't help but dance. I love Stillman’s screen world, it is a based on the comic, on the absurd and that is what makes it so appealing.

It is a comedy about a student, Violet (Greta Gerwig), who tries to revolutionize her college life. She and her faithful friends Rose (Megalyn Echikunwoke) and Heather (Carrie MacLemore), welcome to the group an exchange student, Lily (Analeigh Tipton),  that appears as a nice person. It takes no time to flirt with Charlie (Adam Brody) and the "good guy" Xavier (Hugo Becker). But romantic complications occured with Violet in risk of losing.

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