Support the Girls

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USA | 2018 | 91 minutes | Andrew Bujalski

Regina Hall leads a star-studded ensemble as the no-nonsense general manager of a struggling, Texas-based highway "breastaurant" over one long, chaotic day in Andrew Bujalski's working class comedy.

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"I started off this day crying, so if you ask me, laughing is progress." Any person who had to endure what Lisa (Regina Hall, Girls Trip) puts up with on a day-to-day basis would crumble under the pressure. But not her. As the general manager of Double Whammies-a Texas-based "breastaurant" and sports bar-Lisa is level-headed, considerate, and fiercely protective. There are small cracks in Lisa's façade, though-things aren't going well at home-but first things first, she just has to get through today. And hoo boy, what a day: There's a man stuck in the ceiling, Daniela can't seem to find child care, Shaina is in hiding after hitting her abusive boyfriend with her car, and Krista just got a massive tattoo on her torso-a huge no-no for Double Whammies' no-tattoos policy. Worst of all, they can't seem to get their cable to work in time for tonight's big game. What's next? Featuring a bevy of up-and-coming actresses-Haley Lu Richardson (Columbus), Dylan Gelula ("The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt"), AJ Michalka ("The Goldbergs"), and rapper Shayna McHayle (better known by her stage name Junglepussy)-and an uproarious turn from "Orange Is the New Black"'s Lea DeLaria as the restaurant's most loyal customer, Support the Girls is a clever and compassionate ode to America's working class.

Marcus Gorman

  • Director: Andrew Bujalski
  • Principal Cast: Regina Hall, Haley Lu Richardson, Shayna McHayle, James LeGros, Dylan Gelula, AJ Michalka, Brooklyn Decker, Lea DeLaria, Jana Kramer, John Elvis
  • Country: USA
  • Year: 2018
  • Running Time: 91 minutes
  • Producer: Sam Slater, Houston King
  • Screenplay: Andrew Bujalski
  • Cinematographers: matthias Grunsky
  • Editors: Karen Skloss
  • Filmography: Results (2015), Computer Chess (2013), Beeswax (2009), Mutual Appreciation (2005), Funny Ha Ha (2002)
  • Language: English
  • Rating: R
  • Format: DCP
  • US Distributor: Magnolia Pictures