Damsels in Distress

Directed By Whit Stillman

PG-13ComedyDrama / Sony Pictures Classics /  / Apr 6, 2012 (NY/LA)

Violet Wister's Damsels in Distress is a comedy that follows a trio of beautiful girls who set out to revolutionize life at a grungy East Coast university -- the dynamic leader Violet Wister (Gerwig), principled Rose (Megalyn Echikunwoke) and sexy Heather (Carrie MacLemore). They welcome transfer student Lily (Tipton) into their group which seeks to help severely depressed students with a program of good scent and musical dance numbers. The girls become romantically entangled with a series of men --including slick Charlie (Brody), dreamboat Xavier (Hugo Becker) and the mad frat pack of Frank (Ryan Metcalf) and Thor (Billy Magnussen) -- who threaten the girls’ friendship and sanity.

The cast includes Greta Gerwig, Adam Brody and Billy Magnussen.