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Damsels in Distress

Long-lost indie auteur Whit Stillman (Metropolitan, Barcelona, The Last Days of Disco) returns after a decade or so of silence. In this odd comedy, a close-knit quartet of passive-aggressive Ivy League college gals (led by mumblecore cutie Greta Gerwig from Greenberg) tries to help depressed losers by acting like characters out of "Mad Men." They put on cocktail dresses, encourage good hygiene and host tea dances. The characters are certainly well-spoken (proving this is, indeed, a Whit Stillman film), but the talk-heavy satire isn't all that easy to get a handle on it. It's like Heathers as written by Dorothy Parker. 99 minutes PG-13.
 

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