Stranger says: Before there was mumble rap, there was mumblecore, and many believe that Andrew Bujalski’s debut film, Funny Ha Ha, is the first film in this genre, which produced many boring films but also launched the careers of a few movie stars, like Mark Duplass and Greta Gerwig. Bujalski s Support the Girls is instantly interesting because, unlike other films by this white director, it has black people in it. More than that, it stars a black woman. Even more than that, the star is none other than a veteran of black cinema, Regina Hall. She plays Lisa, a woman who manages Double Whammy, a restaurant that is somewhere between Hooters and Fado Irish Pub.
SIFF says: 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.