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Support the Girls (2018)

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The general manager at a highway-side ''sports bar with curves" has her incurable optimism and faith, in her girls, her customers, and herself, tested over the course of a long, strange day.

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Andrew Bujalski

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Regina Hall ... Lisa
Haley Lu Richardson ... Maci
Dylan Gelula ... Jennelle
Zoe Graham ... Taylor
Ann McCaskey ... Reagan
Elizabeth Trieu ... Yejin
Krista Hayes ... Donnette
Victor Isaac Perez Victor Isaac Perez ... Isaac (as Victor Perez)
Jesse Marshall ... Officer Vollmer
Luis Olmeda ... Officer Dominguez
Shayna McHayle ... Danyelle
Jermichael Grey Jermichael Grey ... McKray
Christopher Weimer Christopher Weimer ... Tom, Sounds Town Manager
John Elvis John Elvis ... Jay
Lea DeLaria ... Bobo
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Storyline

Lisa 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? Written by Magnolia Pictures

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Comedy | Drama

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Rated R for language including sexual references, and brief nudity | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 August 2018 (USA) See more »

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Support the Girls See more »

Filming Locations:

Austin Texas, USA

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$51,167, 26 August 2018, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$129,124, 18 October 2018
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The restaurant used for the fictitious Double Whammies is across the street from a restaurant called Twin Peaks--a sports bar with scantily-dressed women, like Double Whammies itself. See more »

Quotes

Danyelle: You wouldn't understand , Mace. You're an *angel* sent from *heaven* to show the rest of us what a *good* attitude looks like. And for lonely old men to jerk off to. God sent you here for that too.
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Featured in Conan: Bill Burr/Regina Hall/Marina Franklin (2018) See more »

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Uninspired and Flat
6 December 2018 | by AlGranthamMusicSee all my reviews

Not sure what to make of this film. It's branded as a comedy, but it's not funny. As a drama, it lacks a compelling plot and character development. The lead performance by Regina Hall - as others have mentioned - is fantastic. I wish she was in a better film.

Reminiscent of The Florida Project, Waiting and Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore, but not nearly as self-assured or accomplished as any of those films.


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