“Damsel” is a 2018 American western comedy-drama film directed by David and Nathan Zellner. The film stars Robert Pattinson, Mia Wasikowska, and David Zellner. The story follows Samuel Alabaster (Robert Pattinson), an affluent pioneer, who travels across the American frontier to marry the love of his life, Penelope (Mia Wasikowska). Along the way, he encounters a series of eccentric and dangerous characters, and must rescue his fiancée from a rival suitor.
The film received mixed reviews from critics. Some praised the film for its unique blend of genres, its performances and its offbeat humor, while others criticized it for its uneven tone and pacing. The film premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in 2018, and was later released in theaters in the United States.
The film’s cinematography, music, and the performances of the leads were highly praised by the critics. The film has been described as a “quirky” and “offbeat” western comedy, with elements of satire and a darkly comedic tone.
The film explores themes of gender roles, masculinity and the American West, and it is a commentary on the traditional genre of the Western. Overall “Damsel” is a unique and offbeat film that offers a fresh perspective on the Western genre and its conventions.
In this new fantasy film, a young woman who thinks she is being married to a perfect prince is thrown into a pit where she discovers she’s not going to be a princess after all, but a sacrifice to appease a bloodthirsty dragon. Trying to survive long enough until someone can save her — she soon realizes that no one is coming and this “damsel” must save herself.