Support the Girls

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Support the Girls
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Theatrical release poster
Directed byAndrew Bujalski
Produced by
  • Houston King
  • Sam Slater
Written byAndrew Bujalski
CinematographyMatthias Grunsky
Edited byKaren Skloss
  • Burn Later Productions
  • Houston King Productions
Distributed byMagnolia Pictures
Release date
  • March 9, 2018 (2018-03-09) (SXSW)
  • August 24, 2018 (2018-08-24) (United States)
Running time
91 minutes
CountryUnited States
Box office$129,124[1]

Support the Girls is a 2018 American comedy film written and directed by Andrew Bujalski. It stars Regina Hall, Haley Lu Richardson, James Le Gros, AJ Michalka, Dylan Gelula, Shayna McHayle, Lea DeLaria, Jana Kramer, and Brooklyn Decker.

The film had its world premiere at South by Southwest on March 9, 2018, and was theatrically released on August 24, 2018, by Magnolia Pictures. It received positive reviews from critics, with Hall's performance earning particular praise. For her work, Hall earned nominations at the Independent Spirit Awards and Gotham Independent Film Awards, and won the New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best Actress, the first African-American to win the award.



In May 2017, it was announced Haley Lu Richardson, James Le Gros, Regina Hall, AJ Michalka, Dylan Gelula, Junglepussy, Lea DeLaria, Jana Kramer, and Brooklyn Decker had joined the cast of the film, with Andrew Bujalski directing from a screenplay he wrote. Sam Slater and Houston King served as producers on the film, under their Burn Later Productions and Houston King Productions banners, respectively.[2][3]


Principal photography began in May 2017 in Texas.[4]


The film had its world premiere at South by Southwest on March 9, 2018.[5][6] Shortly after, Magnolia Pictures acquired U.S. distribution rights to the film.[7] The film was theatrically released on August 24, 2018.[8]

Critical reception[edit]

On review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes, the film holds an approval rating of 92%, based on 92 reviews, and an average rating of 7.6/10. The website's critical consensus states, "Support the Girls handles serious themes — and a talented ensemble cast — with wit and humor, all while proving Regina Hall's talents have been woefully underutilized."[9] On Metacritic, the film has a weighted average score of 85 out of 100, based on 29 critics, indicating "universal acclaim".[10]

David Fear wrote in Rolling Stone that "You could not ask for a better image of our country right now. You could not ask for a better American film to showcase it."[11]


Award Date of ceremony Category Recipient(s) and nominee(s) Result Ref(s)
Gotham Awards November 26, 2018 Best Actress Regina Hall Nominated [12]
Best Screenplay Andrew Bujalski Nominated
Independent Spirit Awards February 23, 2019 Best Female Lead Regina Hall Pending [13]
New York Film Critics Circle January 7, 2019 Best Actress Regina Hall Won [14]


  1. ^ "Support the Girls (2018)". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved November 27, 2018.
  2. ^ Hipes, Patrick (May 2, 2017). "Regina Hall & Haley Lu Richardson Topline Andrew Bujalski's Indie 'Support The Girls'". Deadline Hollywood. Penske Business Media. Retrieved April 14, 2018.
  3. ^ Raup, Jordan (May 4, 2017). "Andrew Bujalski Begins Next Film 'Support the Girls' Starring Haley Lu Richardson, Regina Hall & More". The Film Stage. Retrieved August 26, 2017.
  4. ^ Wyche, Elbert (May 2, 2017). "Regina Hall, Haley Lu Richardson join 'Support The Girls'". Screen Daily. Screen International. Retrieved August 26, 2017.
  5. ^ McNary, Dave (January 31, 2018). "SXSW Film Festival Lineup Unveiled, John Krasinski's 'A Quiet Place' Set as Opener". Variety. Penske Business Media. Retrieved February 1, 2018.
  6. ^ "Support the Girls". SXSW Schedule. South by Southwest. Retrieved April 14, 2018.
  7. ^ Hipes, Patrick (March 7, 2018). "SXSW Comedy 'Support The Girls' Scooped Up By Magnolia Ahead Of Austin Premiere". Deadline Hollywood. Penske Business Media. Retrieved April 14, 2018.
  8. ^ "Support the Girls". Magnolia Pictures. Retrieved April 14, 2018.
  9. ^ "Support the Girls (2018)". Rotten Tomatoes. Fandango Media. Retrieved August 27, 2018.
  10. ^ "Support the Girls Reviews". Metacritic. CBS Interactive. Retrieved August 22, 2018.
  11. ^ Fear, David (August 24, 2018). "'Support the Girls' Review: The Great American Breastaraunt Movie Has Arrived". Rolling Stone. Retrieved August 28, 2018.
  12. ^ Wagmeister, Elizabeth (November 26, 2018). "Gotham Awards: A24 Sweeps With Five Wins, Including 'First Reformed,' 'Eighth Grade' (Full Winners List)". Variety. Retrieved November 27, 2018.
  13. ^ Erbland, Kate (November 16, 2018). "2019 Independent Spirit Awards Nominees: 'Eighth Grade' & 'We the Animals' Lead". IndieWire. Retrieved November 27, 2018.
  14. ^ Sharf, Zach (November 29, 2018). "2018 New York Film Critics Circle Awards". IndieWire. Retrieved November 29, 2018.

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