Damsels in Distress
|Damsels in Distress|
|Directed by||Whit Stillman|
|Produced by||Martin Shafer
|Written by||Whit Stillman|
|Music by||Mark Suozzo|
|Editing by||Andrew Hafitz|
|Distributed by||Sony Pictures Classics|
|Running time||99 minutes|
|Budget||About 3 million|
Damsels in Distress (original title: Violet Wister's Damsels in Distress and Whit Stillman's Damsels in Distress) is an American comedy film written and directed by Whit Stillman and starring Greta Gerwig, Adam Brody, and Analeigh Tipton. It is set at a United States East Coast university. First screened at the 68th Venice International Film Festival and the Toronto International Film Festival, the film opened in New York and Los Angeles on April 6th, 2012.
In festival screenings, Damsels in Distress has been enthusiastically received by critics. In Variety, Leslie Felperin wrote."A film that raises laughs even with its end credits, Whit Stillman's whimsical campus comedy Damsels in Distress is an utter delight." In Time, critic Richard Corliss wrote, "Innocence deserted teen movies ages ago, but it makes a comeback, revived and romanticized, in this joyous anachronism."
It holds a 76% rating on Rotten Tomatoes.
- Greta Gerwig as Violet Wister
- Adam Brody as Charlie
- Analeigh Tipton as Lily
- Megalyn Echikunwoke as Rose
- Carrie MacLemore as Heather
- Hugo Becker as Xavier
- Ryan Metcalf as Frank
- Billy Magnussen as Thor
- Caitlin Fitzgerald as Priss
- Jermaine Crawford as Jimbo
- Alia Shawkat as Mad Madge
- Aubrey Plaza as Debbie
- Zach Woods as Rick DeWolfe
- Taylor Nichols as Professor Black
- Carolyn Farina as Carolina Antonucci
- Meredith Hagner as Alice
- Olsen, Mark (5 April 2012). "Whit Stillman comes to the rescue of 'Damsels'". Los Angeles Times.
- Neil Young (9/10/2011). "Damsels in Distress: Venice Film Review". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 3 March 2012.
- Lambert, Christine (2011), "Damsels in Distress TIFF premiere photos", DigitalHit.com, retrieved 2012-03-12
- Leslie Felperin, "Damsels in Distress," Variety, October 18, 2011.
- Richard Corliss, "Damsels in Distress," Time magazine, October 18, 2011.
- Official website
- Damsels in Distress at the Internet Movie Database
- Damsels in Distress at Rotten Tomatoes
- "Whit Stillman and the Song of the Preppy" New York Times, March 18, 2012