Support the Girls Reviews
October 15, 2020
Bujalski's female ensemble piece has a lot to say about economic instability and the working poor, while finding redemption in the small kindnesses that can make unpleasant, under-paid jobs bearable.
August 15, 2020
Hall is fantastic as a woman maintaining an outwardly calm and unfailingly professional head while everything around her spins out of control.
July 24, 2020
Like Lisa herself, Support the Girls is generous, gentle, and not to be taken for granted.
March 24, 2020
The story meanders near the end, but the anticlimax can't quite dispel the movie's warm eccentricity.
December 4, 2019
Leaving the cinema after Support the Girls, I felt different. I looked at the people around me differently, with a keener sense of empathy. The world felt somehow warmer. [TOP 50 FILMS OF THE DECADE]
December 2, 2019
This is also another excellent example of Regina Hall just being brilliant. The more films I see with her in, the better.
November 6, 2019
Overall, Support the Girls subtly celebrates sisterhood in the most unexpected place, with Regina Hall leading a diverse cast that delivers sass and charm.
August 12, 2019
Support the Girls is a smart, intelligent and ultimately bittersweet slice-of-life celebrating solidarity and empowerment in spaces where women are often discouraged from having either.
August 3, 2019
Admittedly, I didn't understand Support the Girls for much of the running time. It feels like scene after scene of nothing happening. However, the remarkable final 20 minutes pull the entire movie together.
August 2, 2019
The always excellent Regina Hall stars as den mother to a group of waitresses in this low-key, slice-of-life comedy.
August 1, 2019
Its portrayal of working class struggle is resonant without being didactic, and its hopeful to watch these characters find ways to survive, and sometimes even thrive, in this tough old world.
July 24, 2019
Despite the comedic tone, the issues in this film are serious and it tackles problems that feel relevant to the modern working woman.
July 8, 2019
A remarkably compassionate portrait of American womanhood that inspires hope without denying reality.
July 7, 2019
Bujalski does show that an unfair society can be made that bit more bearable when people look after each other. In the end, that feels uplifting in its own right.
July 2, 2019
A kind of social realism...there's a real feeling of family, but it's also a workplace, where it's possible for people to be mistreated...stripped-down and unexpected.
July 1, 2019
All these stresses reach boiling point in a fantastic few final scenes led by [Regina] Hall. Her silent reactions and then her screams show just how toxic and depressing her industry is, far more powerfully than any words.
July 1, 2019
Bujalski uses the past to make sense of the present... and the future.
June 30, 2019
Meanwhile, Hall's sensitive, sincere and affecting performance as a woman making a stand for dignity in a deeply disrespectful environment may be her finest work to date, and the strength of the sisterhood is inspiring.
June 30, 2019
Hall is a revelation (dominant in nearly every scene), and the rooftop climax is fittingly cathartic.