Support the Girls

Support the Girls

Director: Andrew Bujalski

2018, USA, 91 Minutes, DCP, Rated R

Cast: Regina Hall, Haley Lu Richardson, Shayna McHayle, Brooklyn Decker

Program Notes

Lisa Conroy is the last person you’d expect to find in a highway-side ‘sports bar with curves’, but as general manager at Double Whammies, she’s come to love the place and its customers. An incurable den mother, she nurtures and protects her girls fiercely — but over the course of one trying day, her optimism is battered from every direction… Double Whammies sells a big, weird American fantasy, but what happens when reality pokes a bunch of holes in it?

Buoyed by a magnificent performance from Regina Hall, this deceptively breezy comedy folds serious issues of sexism, racism, and capitalism into a generous tribute to female friendship and empowerment.

 

“Hall’s performance — tender, tough, empathetic, controlled — crumples from tears to laughter in a blink. It’s phenomenal.” — Amy Nicholson, Variety

“The sharp-elbowed humor is laced with aching tenderness, tightrope-tense frustrations over money and love, and an underlying mix of social pathologies that bubbles through the show-biz surfaces—and that Bujalski raises to an antic pitch of sublime rage.” — Richard Brody, The New Yorker

GRADE: A-
“Bujalski’s most sensitive movie, in large part thanks to Hall’s committed performance.” — Eric Kohn, IndieWire

 

OFFICIAL SELECTION:
South by Southwest Film Festival


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