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Damsels in Distress (2011)

PG-13  |   |  Comedy, Drama, Romance  |  26 April 2012 (New Zealand)
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A trio of girls set out to change the male-dominated environment of the Seven Oaks college campus, and to rescue their fellow students from depression, grunge and low standards of every kind.

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Storyline

Violet and her two cohorts attempt to help their "less-fortunate" students at Seven Oaks College - primarily by running a Suicide Prevention Centre and offering their off-beat advice whenever they get a chance. Violet's newest rescue is transfer student, Lily, and Violet wants to teach her how to talk and dress properly, and how to select appropriate men to be interested in. Along their way in helping everybody at the college, the damsels teach the fraternity doofi to hit the books, they get their hearts broken, but then attempt to start an international dance craze. Written by napierslogs

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For these girls... it's not what you learn, it's whom you educate. See more »

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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Rated PG-13 for mature thematic content including some sexual material | See all certifications »

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26 April 2012 (New Zealand)  »

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Chicas en conflicto  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$58,589 (USA) (6 April 2012)

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$1,007,535 (USA) (17 August 2012)
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Lena Dunham auditioned for a role in this film. See more »

Quotes

Violet: [about Priss' ex-boyfriend] Was Josh handsome?
Priss: [crying] Yes
Violet: That's a problem.
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Crazy Credits

The background behind the "Sony Pictures Classics" logo at the beginning is bright pink instead of its normal blue. See more »

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References Stolen Kisses (1968) See more »

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Small Town Saturday Night
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Witty, quirky, and funny...and that's just the characters
1 December 2011 | by (None) – See all my reviews

Few films recently have been able to capture my imagination like this one. With the glut of comic book films and remakes, very few people are making original films. I was not expecting much going into this film (I saw it at a festival). In fact I had not planned on seeing it, but it seemed "different" enough to warrant a watch. Well, I went in not knowing what to expect and came out with a big grin. I was happy I gave it a shot and was surprised by the other comment on here.

If you want to see something original, that has some break out actors, and is funny, then check out "Damsels in Distress." Days after I left the screening, I kept thinking back on the funny lines and comically earnest characters. Go in with an open mind and come out with a grin.

IMDb does not allow 8.5 stars, but that's my verdict. This goes into the category of films I'll be watching again once it hits the theaters.


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