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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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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 LeuVoy ... Reagan (as Ann McCaskey)
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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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 »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Austin Texas, USA

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$51,167, 26 August 2018

Gross USA:

$129,124
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1.85 : 1
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When asked why Stephen Curry was chosen to be portrayed in the tattoo, director Andrew Bujalski explain that it was because Stephen Curry seemed funnier than LeBron James. See more »

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Lisa: I started this day off crying, so if you ask me, laughing is progress.
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Well, I liked it
30 August 2018 | by matdog321See all my reviews

Support The Girls was an odd one. It started off promising as an offbeat comedy drama, then steered completely into drama territory. Regina Hall as an always-positive-strict-and-firm-manager was charming to watch as she desperately tried to weave through multiple problems at once during the early morning, stealing almost every scene she's in, and the supporting characters (mostly the girls employed by Regina's character) carry the film well too, especially during scenes of Regina intereacting with these girls almost like a surrogate. For the most part it was interesting to see the work relations of these characters, becoming more evident as the movie went on that the supposed "sisterhood" of these employees that is mentioned early in the film isn't just work motivation but what feels like an actual family. If you like independent dramas then check this out, but if you are expecting an easy string along plot with a feel good vibe avoid this one. I'm not sure what the complete message of it was, but admittedly in the end I was left wanting more. That's not to discredit the touching ending of how a manager and her employees share a thick as blood bond even after the chaos that ensues, which is what pushed me to write this review because I thought at least that deserved some praise, but the climax leading up to the final scenes just felt very rushed and hard to process exactly what it was all for. Some might say this was a boring film but it worked for me, it kept me interested to see how it would all unfold, eagerly waiting for an either positive or negative outcome for each little problem our protagonist dealt with, if you stumbled across this movie and were intrigued enough to look at the reviews, just see it for yourself. It's by no means terrible.


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