Thursday, April 18, 2013


By way of a mutual friend/ex-girlfriend (Ellia Thompson), a cynical, intelligent Princeton student of modest means (Edward Clements) falls in with a crowd of Upper East Side upper crusters quickly heeding to their complex social code while pining for his ex and not realizing that another group member (Carolyn Farina) admires him. Writer/director Whit Stillman's debut film is a talky,particular work that seems very in tuned with the world it depicts (which may as well have been an alternate universe to me) and whose dialogue and tone wash over you and prove to be a refreshing experience. It's cast of unknowns service the film admirably, with Christopher Eigeman a particular standout as the jaded ringleader of the band of debutantes.