Support the Girls

Support the Girls

Support the Girls

The filmmaker behind art comedies Computer Chess and Results follows the tight-knit staff at boob-oriented bar/restaurant Double Whammies in this comedic drama that won critical praise, including a spot on Barack Obama's best of 2018 list.

"Lisa (Regina Hall) is the general manager at Double Whammies, a dodgy sports bar where the waitresses must dress in revealing clothing, and deal with the leering clientele. Despite the circumstances, Lisa loves her staff and the customers and has an infectious optimism. She is also fiercely protective of her employees, helping them deal with absent babysitters, money problems and abusive boyfriends. The film takes in one particularly awful day that cruelly tests Lisa’s optimism." (Sydney Film Festival)

2018Rating: M, Offensive language, sexual references & nudity93 minsUSA
ComedyFestival & Independent

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Flicks

Flicks, Amanda Jane Robinson

A stirring, bittersweet depiction of solidarity between working women and a nuanced collection of vignettes that perfectly captures the exhaustion and mundanity of everyday capitalism.

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Variety

Variety

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

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The New Yorker

The New Yorker

The sharp-elbowed humour 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...

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The Guardian

The Guardian

Support the Girls is a shrewdly observed, day-in-the-life-style portrait of a woman under pressure.

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Stuff

Stuff

[Regina Hall] does fine job of holding the film together but, elsewhere, the story seems to waste talents like Haley Lu Richardson.

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Rolling Stone

Rolling Stone

You could not ask for a better image of our country right now. You could not ask for a better American film to showcase it.

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Little White Lies

Little White Lies

A neorealist take on our capitalist times, reaffirming the essential need for camaraderie every day of the working week.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

An easygoing hangout film that will ring true for anyone who has worked in the service industry...

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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

A scrappy but soulful delight. Regina Hall brings everything to this nuanced and loving portrait of working women whose stories seldom make their way into the foreground of film.

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