Parents' Guide to

Support the Girls

By Renee Longstreet, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 16+

Workplace dramedy has strong females, cursing, drinking.

Movie R 2018 90 minutes
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age 16+

Based on 1 parent review

age 16+

Hall shines!

Subtle, but very profound slice of life film. And the life portrayed is of institutionalized sexism, racism, fat-shaming, and borderline poverty. Working very hard and having little to no financial stability to show for it. A film that shows what it is really like to try and survive under institutionalized oppressions. Hall shines!!

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
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Kids say: Not yet rated

Part comic, part dramatic, and always with a focus on character rather than incident, the movie takes a distinctive look at "family" as it evolves in a spirited but culturally-compromised workplace. Writer-director Andrew Bujalski is skilled at creating real, complex human beings, and Support the Girls, with a terrific performance by Regina Hall in the lead, is a solid example. The supporting players, even those with few lines, are pitch perfect as well.

It's not a movie for those looking for farce or slapstick humor. Despite the opportunity for that kind of comedy in an environment that would make it easy, Bujalski shoots higher. When one character refers to "the wind beneath our Buffalo wings," it's not hilarious, it's just wonderfully clever. Recommended for teens and up, especially for those who appreciate substance along with character-driven laughs.

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