Damsels In Distress

Stub #1

For better of worse, the most Stiltman‑y of the Stiltmans.
Reported on 21st of June, 2012

For the sake of actually writing a single paragraph on a film, instead of a single paragraph that degenerates into a two week long hair-pull of ranting, let me say I liked Damsels in Distress

Damsels In Distress

21 June 2012 @ no theater

$17.00 or, if one must be prosaic, and one must... 
★ ★ ★ ★ ★


I have not enjoyed the previous films of Mr. Whit Stillman, but I did this, perversely because it’s the most Stillman-esque of his films, the one he was waiting to make (which is why it, like Lebowski, Naked Lunch and Vertigo before it, will probably be ignored).  It is truly its own universe, with characters who have absolute faith in themselves, and direct the action rather than fight against the current of the Deus.  Everyone is nuts, everyone is missing a piece of information, and everyone is relentlessly positive.  I don’t trust critics, so I’ll let the film review itself: ‘I adore optimism, especially when it’s completely absurd, perhaps especially then.’

Don't say 16:30 if you mean 15:07.

Don’t say 16:30 if you mean 15:07.

Hear hear.

Crap.  Almost made it.  I was so close.  Damn return key.


Being a film where a character could say, ”Artichokes? Is that what they look like?’
Letting the characters direct the action and outcomes. Who does that anymore?
Upbeat characters. Who does that anymore?
Total Profits


No complaints about the film, but 15 minutes of ads and have you ever noticed how many babies there are in the ad for Picturehouse cinema or were you too enraged that a company that already had your money was wasting one minute of your time advertising themselves?
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