Damsels In Distress — 6/10

DAMSELS IN DISTRESS (2012, Whit Stillman): 6/10

I’ve heard this is a love-it-or-hate-it movie, but I did neither. I didn’t find the characters grating or annoying, but I also wasn’t laughing every second. There are a lot of very clever jokes here, and Stillman’s dialogue is the star. But some of the performances fall flat and the story just meanders around, poking a few different places to find conflict and drama. It’s a bit of a whimsical, sparkling water glass of a movie, but I kinda dug it. It’s been too long since I’ve seen BARCELONA or THE LAST DAYS OF DISCO, but I remember them adding up to more. I did recently re-watch METROPOLITAN and now I think that’s his weakest film. So… grain of salt, etc.


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