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BBFC RatingBFF '19: Support the Girls

Showing: 17 April 2019

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Certificate15
Year2018
GenreComedy
DirectorAndrew Bujalski
LanguageEnglish
CountryUSA
Running Time1HR 33MINS
SeasonBelfast Film Festival 2019

A big-hearted comedy with a day in the life look at Double Whammies – a Hooters-style bar and its tight-knit, all-female staff.

Lisa Conroy (Regina Hall) is the last person you’d expect to find in a highway-side “sports bar with curves,” but as general manager at Double Whammies, she’s come to love the place and its customers. An incurable den mother, she nurtures and protects her girls fiercely-but her optimism is battered from every direction.

Double Whammies is a perfect venue through which to reveal the modern workplace: ruthless corporate exploitation, defiant workers’ solidarity, and messy gender and racial politics. But that’s never at the expense of insightful, even-handed characterisation and believably funny, touching situations.