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.
It’s a celebration of sisterhood...This movie is so understated that this theme sneaks up on you in ways that are quietly powerfulChristy Lemire. What the Flick?!
This chicken-wing emporium becomes a handy metaphor for women making their way through the patriarchy in writer-director Andrew Bujalski’s observant and trenchantly funny new film.The Wrap