Support the Girls: Andre Bujalski’s Comedy, Starring Regina Hall

Andre Bujalski’s comedy, Support the Girls, world premiered at the South by Southwest (SXSW), and then released by the entrepreneurial Magnolia Pictures on August 24, 2018.

The film is dominated by the performance of Regina Hall, who has just won Best Actress from the New York Film Critics Circle, the first African American to win that prize.

She was also nominated by the Independent Spirit Awards (in L.A.) and the Gotham Film Awards (in N.Y.)

Hall plays Lisa, the general manager of the sports bar and breastaurant Double Whammies, takes her job seriously, protecting her employees from inappropriate or rude interactions with customers. Despite her commitment to the restaurant, her incompetent boss, Cubby, is threatening to fire her.

His ire is provoked when Lisa has her employees host an off-the-books car wash to raise money for an employee, Shaina, who has hit her abusive boyfriend with her car and is staying at Lisa’s house.

Released in August as counter-programming, the film, tough blessed by most critics, never found the audiences it deserved.