Ted, a stuffy white guy from Illinois working in sales for the Barcelona office of a US corporation, is paid an unexpected visit by his somewhat less stuffy cousin Fred, who is an officer ... See full summary »
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
A rainbow is seen in the sky with light falling onto the trees from the right, but when looking at a rainbow the sun is always behind you. See more »
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There's enough material here for a lifetime of social work.
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Prerolls have credits of leads as "the damsels" for females and "their distresses" for males. See more »
The BBFC in the UK originally classified the film with a 15 rating, but later classified a modified version of the film with a 12 rating, which had some of the stronger sexual references removed. See more »
Alternative "comedy" not for mainstream sensibilities
I believe this movie successfully achieves it's goal of satirizing the young college-age intellectual (or asinine, as the case may be) mindset. The main characters ceaselessly spout all manner of opinions, generally in the guise of bettering the world and others, but their presentation is nothing short of self-congratulatory. Like many young adults, they are convinced their thoughts and actions are worthwhile, if not ground-breaking (international dance craze, anyone?).
This movie is definitely not for everyone. You have to be willing to be carried along by it, and I expect many people give up on it due to the absurdity of the characters. What this movies does have to offer is a palpable affection for the human condition and some really excellent performances, particularly by Greta Gerwig in her lead role as Violet.
If you like this movie, check out "Year of the Dog," which is similarly non-mainstream and somewhat edgier/better.
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