Support the Girls (2018)

Written and directed by “mumblecore” pioneer Andrew Bujalski, this bittersweet comedy-drama is structured as a vivid mosaic of scenes rather than a straight narrative through-arc. While the approach can feel episodic, like the central character Lisa, this is storytelling that has a warm and accepting embrace of its girls. And under the party whoops and confetti cannons there’s a deceptively complex and layered portrait of female solidarity in the face of ingrained sexism, racism and general male shittiness.
 
Wendy Ide, The Guardian
 
It’s a feminist movie, to be sure, but not a self-congratulatory one. It’s easy to imagine an optimistic, rah-rah girl-power version of Support the Girls, but this is decidedly not that.
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The result is a film that rings bitingly true, but respects its audience enough to let them connect the dots themselves. It’s funny and smart, but never wields its insights like a badge of honor. If anything, it’s an apology to its own characters for what women like them encounter all the time — one that sometimes bares some wincingly sharp teeth.
 
Alissa Wilkinson, Vox

  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: N/A
  • Distribution: Myriad Pictures
  • Cinematography: Matthias Grunsky
  • Editing: Karen Skloss
  • Sound: Eric Masunaga
  • Production design: Jake Kuykendall

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