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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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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  »

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

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$1,007,535 (USA) (17 August 2012)
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Shot in 28 days. See more »

Quotes

Heather: Could Frank be dyslexic?
Rose: No, dyslexics are intelligent.
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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 Doctor Zhivago (1965) See more »

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Weekend Lover
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Could not get beyond the first half hour
27 November 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is one of those movies one gets sucked into because the trailer seems like it might be fun, quirky, and clever. Instead, this one was boring, weird, and dumb. My wife and I tried, we really did. I am a university professor and love my students in all their fun, quirky, and clever ways. This movie did not include a realistic portrayal of any student I have ever met. This movie did not include an actually funny joke. This movie seemed to want to play out a strange gender comparison game in which the goal was to see who were more ridiculous and hollow, the harmless chumps otherwise known as boys, or the self-satisfied and hopelessly superficial girls. There was not a likable character in the lot and I would take my most challenging student over any of the pathetic characters in this movie. I feel badly for the actors and even worse for their professors.


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