“An utter delight. Hilarious. Positively boiling with sharp, almost casually dispensed zingers. Whit Stillman's screenplay is a thing of beauty” – Variety
“A great movie! A vast fund of grace, wit & humor.” – Richard Brody, The New Yorker
2011 Toronto International Film Festival ~ 2011 Venice Film Festival
From Academy Award® Nominee Whit Stillman
DAMSELS IN DISTRESS
Ensemble Cast Features Greta Gerwig, Aubrey Plaza,
Adam Brody, Analeigh Tipton, Hugo Becker,
Megalyn Echikunwoke and Carrie MacLemore
Debuting on Blu-ray™ and DVD September 25th
CULVER CITY, CALIF. (July 16, 2012) – From Academy Award® nominee Whit Stillman (Best Writing, Original Screenplay, Metropolitan, 1990) comes the intelligently witty comedy DAMSELS IN DISTRESS, debuting on Blu-rayTM and DVD September 25th from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. The film is a charming yet quirky tale about a group of beautiful, female college students and their misguided ways of helping to cure their depressed classmates with a program of good scents and musical dance numbers. DAMSELS IN DISTRESS stars Greta Gerwig (No Strings Attached, upcoming Nero Fiddled by Woody Allen), Aubrey Plaza (Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, TV’s “Parks & Recreation”), Adam Brody (Mr. & Mrs. Smith, TV's "The OC", upcoming Seeking a Friend for the End of the World), 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.
Bonus Features Include:
§ Commentary with Writer/Director Whit Stillman and Cast
§ Deleted Scenes
§ Damsels in Distress: Behind the Scenes
§ An Evening with Damsels in Distress: Q&A with Whit Stillman and Cast
Written, directed and produced by Whit Stillman, DAMSELS IN DISTRESS has a running time of 99 minutes and is rated PG 13 for mature thematic content including some sexual material.
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