Girls Trip is the comedy 2017 has been waiting for.
Ryan Pierce (Regina Hall) is living the dream with husband Stewart (Mike Colter). After reaching the #1 spot on the New York Times’ Bestseller List with their book, You Can Have It All, they’ve been on dozens of talk shows showing the world their perfect love life. They’re the hottest American couple since Kimye.
When Ryan is asked to be the keynote speaker at the Essence Festival in New Orleans, she calls her FAMU besties, a.k.a. the Flossy Posse, to join her. They haven’t seen each other in five years.
Lisa (Jada Pinkett Smith) is the single mother of two who can’t bear to leave her kids. The girls are willing to help her find a man to get some action in the sack. Sasha (Queen Latifah) is a journalist who writes juicy gossip stories about celebrities for her website, but has some financial problems. Dina (Tiffany Haddish) is the fun-loving loudmouth of the group who is up for anything, but has anger issues.
It’s all fun and games until the girls suspect risqué behavior from Stewart. Ryan’s judgment and bond with the Flossy Posse is put to the ultimate test.
This film has a constant flow of laughs mixed with heartwarming scenes. Haddish made this film with her irresistible cracks and bad-girl behavior from fighting women in clubs to ziplining above the people of New Orleans and flashing her chest at Diddy (himself) during his concert. Hall, Latifah and Pinkett Smith have their funny moments that steer the movie smoothly along. The girls’ loyalty and bond is similar to the 1996 film, Set if Off.
Girls Trip is not your average chick-flick. It’s a flick that both women and men can enjoy and chuckle at.
Studio: Universal (2 hr. 2 min)
Cast: Regina Hall, Jada Pinkett Smith, Queen Latifah, Tiffany Haddish, Larenz Tate, Mike Colter, Common, Mariah Carey, Babyface, Morris Chestnut, Mike Epps, Sean Combs
Director: Malcolm D. Lee
Story: Four college besties reunite for an epic weekend in New Orleans
Final Score: A+