Double Whammies is a diamond in the rough family sports bar with curves on a highway wayside, which is where you’d find Lisa Conroy (Regina Hall). She’s the caring, hard-working manager that you could only dream of, but a bad day can break the best of us and Lisa Conroy is having a bad day.
What started the night before when one of her team gets herself into trouble carries right on through to the following day, starting with an attempted break-in at the restaurant, to her mentally unstable, unappreciative boss showing up and on top of all of this, she has her own problems to deal with.
We’ve all been there, over-worked and underappreciated but none of that matters as long as you’ve got the right people there with you but at what point do you draw the line? This little indie gem is almost cathartic for anyone who has worked in middle management as well as being somewhat of pro-gal romp. Throughout the film’s entirety there seems to be a very clear and powerful message that women are constantly underestimated, when they should be anything but.
Hall (Girls Trip, The Hate U Give) is a nothing but a pleasure to watch, no doubt throwing her hat in the ring as a contender when it comes to awards season, with notable mentions going to Shayna Mchayle and Haley Lu Richardson (Split). This day-in-the-life-of is a tenacious and hearty observation of working women and the battles that are fought day to day, with an all to close-to-home sense of realism thanks to Writer/Director Andrew Bujalski.
Support The Girls feels like an age-old story that’s been pulled front and centre into 2019, right where it should be, however disappointment looms with the inevitable question: why are films such as these few and far between when they ring so true?Find your cinema and book tickets now.